This is a rare opportunity to influence milestone federal policy that will impact the health of children in Canada, for generations to come. Bill S-228 is a prime example of upstream prevention, helping pave the way for a healthier future for children in Canada. We urge Senators to take swift action in approving and passing Bill S-228 into law without further delay and to oppose any attempts to amend the bill, which will effectively kill the bill for a generation.
We Need Your Help. The Senate of Canada will resume on February 19, 2019. Show you support for Bill S-228 by calling or writing a letter to Senators in your province. Phone numbers and email addresses for Canadian Senators can be found here.
Below are materials to support you in advocacy for Bill S-228:
Letter Writing Samples:
1. Letter to Senator from Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition Co-Chairs, on behalf of the Coalition (HERE)
Key messaging for phone calls:
1. Mini Infographic – Restrictions on Marketing to Kids (HERE)
2. Graphic to Senators – Clarifying Bill S-228 Lobby Myths (HERE)
1. News Release: Bill to restrict junk food marketing to kids may be falling victim to industry lobbying (HERE)
2. Review recent news coverage on Bill S-228 and restrictions on marketing to children (HERE)
3. Recent OpEd by Yves Savoie and Dr. Pipe (HERE)
4. Open Letter to Senators by Heart & Stroke, signed by a group of medical doctors, public health and nutrition experts. Published in the Hill Times (HERE)