Follow Quebec’s lead in stemming rising obesity rates: Senate report


A new Senate committee report warns the country is losing the fight against climbing obesity rates.

The Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology released its report Tuesday, called Obesity in Canada: a whole of society approach for a healthier Canada, which called on the government to launch a national campaign to combat obesity, consider a sugary drink tax, ban partially hydrogenated oils, and immediately start a review of Canada’s Food Guide. It also calls on the government to start a review of Quebec’s ban on advertising unhealthy foods to children and implement a similar ban. Read more..