Have Your Say: Proposed NWT Sugar-sweetened Drinks Tax -Public Engagement

This engagement is now CLOSED.

What is this engagement about?

The Government of the Northwest Territories committed to investigate introducing a “sugary drinks” tax as a way to reduce sugar consumption and improve public health. This has led to a proposal to introduce a sugar-sweetened beverages tax to reduce sugar consumption in the Northwest Territories as part of the public health initiative to reduce obesity and improve oral health.

How do I participate?

This engagement is now closed.

How can my input make a difference?

Public input on the proposed sugar-sweetened drinks tax, including whether or not a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would encourage them to make healthier choices, will be considered in the GNWT’s decision on whether or not to implement a tax.

Where can I find related information?

Please refer to the following documents to learn more about the GNWT's proposed sugar-sweetened drinks tax.

  • The GNWT has released a discussion paper to inform residents and to generate public discussion on whether the proposed tax would be effective in reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks.

Where can I find results?

The GNWT will release a report summarizing its findings.

Who can I contact for information?

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Todd Sasaki
Senior Communications Officer
867 767-9168 ext. 15015