On September 27, 2016, Senator Greene Raine proposed historical legislation that could make a lasting impact on the youth of her country when she committed to the suggestion that the Food and Drug Act (specifically the labelling, packaging and advertising sections) should be amended, moving to make it illegal to direct advertising and marketing toward children across the country. Bill S-228.
In May of 2010, The World Health Organization recommended international actions to reduce marketing of food and beverages to children. Earlier this year two dedicated physicians took the time to sit down with me and talk to me about their opinions on health policy and both of them mentioned their dedication to a cause. The cause was THIS cause, stopping the widespread marketing of food to vulnerable people, specifically children, and adolescents. Dr. Freedhoff and Dr. Campbell both told me about their work with a coalition, the goal of the coalition is simple- to allow Canadian children to grow up in an environment free of influence from food and beverage marketing.