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Mayor Miller vs Movies?

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Toronto Mayor David Miller’s proposed “City of Toronto Act” may include sin taxes on items like booze, cigarettes and…movies? While I’m not a fan of paying more for my booze, that’s a sin tax I can wrap my head around. But movies? Going to the cinema is already so expensive, I’m sure people really don’t want to pay another 5%. But if this initiative really must go through, some suggestions:
– Waive the 5% tax for Canadian films
– Instead of tacking the 5% onto ticket prices, why not tax the truly sinful part of the cinematic experience — the gargantuan, fat-laden snacks
Thoughts? Does anyone else find this a tad outrageous?

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