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Reducing Harm from Alcohol through Taxation Policies


Reducing Harm from Alcohol through Taxation Policies

Submitted by Saghar Kari, Master of Public Health graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, Jason LeMar, Coordinator, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, Benjamin Rempel, Manager, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association

Edited by Dr. Gerald Thomas, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse


I Introduction

II Research Based Evidence

Online Resources Related to Feature 709


Resources for Public Health Professionals

The Alcohol Policy Network website includes information for reducing harm from alcohol through alcohol policies. Its online services are devoted exclusively to Canadian alcohol policy issues. This site is designed to stimulate informed discussion about various aspects of alcohol policy, and to profile prevention efforts and successes of groups across Ontario.

Teleconference Material

8th Annual Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity Forum


North York, Ontario
March 7&8, 2011

Theme: Alcohol Policy: Movement in Ontario
The Crucial Need for Policy in Addressing Alcohol Problems

Please join us for our expanded Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity Forum beginning the evening of Monday, March 7th with a Keynote address, public health panel and reception, followed by a full day on Tuesday, March 8th with presentations, strategic thinking, and break-out discussions.

It’s Not Just Gym Anymore



I Introduction
II Report card on physical activity
III Health and physical education
IV How the curriculum was developed
V What’s in the curriculum?
VI The challenge now

--submitted by Chris Markham, Executive Director and C.E.O., (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) Ophea

I Introduction

Cannabis: Decriminalization, Enforcement or Health Promotion


I Introduction

II The Canadian Situation

III Conclusion

- By Simon Komo, a Bloc-Notes contributor

[Translator's Note: All quotations in this text are unofficial translations from the French originals.]

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