Statement made on 12 July 2010 by Senator Catherine Callbeck
Hon. Catherine S. Callbeck:
Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate.
Two years ago, Health Canada's Advisor on Healthy Children and Youth, Dr. Kellie Leitch, recommended to the Minister of Health that large chain and fast food restaurants should disclose basic nutrition facts about their menu items, making sure it is done in a visible, easily accessible way. That recommendation has been endorsed by many groups, including the Dieticians of Canada and Ontario Medical Association. The need for this information has never been greater, as obesity is becoming very quickly a crisis in this country.
What steps is the government taking to fulfill the doctor's recommendations?
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