The latest NALCEF commentary piece from Founding Director Leo Plumer as he takes on Bill 35:
The Liberals could write the manual on how to be unpopular. After a series of fiscal offenses, they have now moved to ban hookah lounges - ubiquitous across the Middle East - effective next year. Included as part of Bill 35, which extends current regulation on tobacco to include things like e-cigarettes and vaping, the "ban" is technically on the use of tobacco products in indoor public spaces.
"Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have many reasons to react negatively to the horrendous Budget 2016, but it is important to recognize that we cannot simply replace ill-advised tax increases with other ill-advised tax increases."
Read NALCEF President Devin Drover's letter in the Telegram, opposing calls for a provincial "junk food" tax:
We were pleased to host our inaugural event, the Friedman Forum -- a student conference celebrating Milton Friedman's classic text, Capitalism and Freedom -- this past Saturday in St. John's. View our gallery below:
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Our first event, the Friedman Forum -- a student conference celebrating the ideas of Milton Friedman's Capitalism and Freedom -- will be held on Saturday, May 14 in St. John's.