Policy Change

Marketing to Children

Senate Obesity Report Should Breathe Life into Industry- and Policy-fuelled Health Problems (Acrobat 244k)
—March 1, 2016

Joint-statement to the World Health Organization re conflicts of interest (Acrobat 194k)
—January 25, 2016

New Federal Government Promises Transformative Change in Public Health Law & Public Interest Science (Acrobat 187k)
—October 20, 2015

Health Canada Proposal on Labelling Foods with Added Colours by Lisa Lefferts, MSPH (Acrobat 500k)
—August 5, 2015

Groups Target Soda with Global Video Campaign
—July 10, 2015

Advocating for Changes to Public Health Nutrition Laws (Acrobat 11147k)
—June 13, 2015

Health Canada Food Label Reforms Promise Puny Impact (Acrobat 118k)
—June 13, 2015

Food Dyes and Effects on Children (Acrobat 1342k)
—June 3, 2015

[Health Canada proposal for food] Label changes conflict with World Health Organization sugar advice--Canadian Medical Association Journal
—March 9, 2015

Technical brief to the Senate Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Acrobat 436k)
—February 5, 2015

CSPI submission to Health Canada re proposal for nutrition label reforms (Acrobat 1393k)
—September 12, 2014

U.N. General Assembly Renews Vows to Tackle Food, Tobacco, Alcohol, Inactivity-related Disease (Acrobat 191k)
—July 11, 2014

Outcome document of the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (Acrobat 192k)
—July 10, 2014

Call for ensuring primacy of health in trade deals and safeguards against conflicts of interest in addresses diseases caused by marketing of food, alcohol, tobacco (Acrobat 2015k)
—July 4, 2014

Making Kids Sick (or Healthy) By Decree (Acrobat 4290k)
—January 30, 2014

McGill University Faculty of Law: Banning Marketing to Children--Is Quebec’s regulatory model still cutting-edge? (Acrobat 2489k)
—January 22, 2014

Submission to Ontario Minister of Health re menu labelling and marketing to children (Acrobat 345k)
—November 15, 2013

Queen’s Park Pledge for Law to Curb Marketing to Kids and Require Calories, etc. on Chain Restaurant Menus Sounds Like a Public Health Winner (Acrobat 251k)
—October 9, 2013

Conflict of Interest Coalition Statement of Concern (Acrobat 164k)
—September 21, 2013

Health Protection, Child Protection and Consumer Protection Against Commercial Marketing in a Cross-Border Food Marketing Environment: Lessons from Quebec/Canada (Acrobat 3481k)
—September 12, 2013

Implementing the Healthy Kids Panel report, No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy (Acrobat 419k)
—August 27, 2013

Technical Brief to the Honourable Charles Sousa, MPP, Ontario Minister of Finance (Acrobat 722k)
—August 27, 2013

Outcome of vote on Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
—May 9, 2013

Parliament Kills Life- and Money-Saving Sodium Reduction Bill by 147-122 Vote (Acrobat 183k)
—May 8, 2013

Results of vote on Bill C-460 coming soon at Parliament of Canada website
in english en français
—May 8, 2013

Report Reveals 4-year Voluntary Sodium Performance Meagre As Parliament Votes Today on Sodium-Reduction Bill (Acrobat 169k)
—May 8, 2013

Salty To A Fault: A 4 year follow-up report (Acrobat 2566k)
—May 8, 2013

Inadequate voluntary sodium-reduction progress at restaurants illustrates the need to pass Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act in the May 8, 2013 vote. (Acrobat 362k)
—May 6, 2013

Urge your MP to support Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
in english en français
—April 29, 2013

CSPI Calls on Premiers to Support Federal Sodium-Reduction Bill (Acrobat 162k)
—April 22, 2013

Updated Bill C-460 Joint-Statement (Acrobat 852k)
—April 22, 2013

Letter to Council of Federation urging premiers to support federal sodium bill (Acrobat 233k)
—April 22, 2013

Petition to the House of Commons in Support of Bill C-460 (Acrobat 229k)
—March 4, 2013

Debate on Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Peppered with Myths (Acrobat 110k)
—February 4, 2013

Debate on Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
in english (Acrobat 160k) en français (Acrobat 171k)
—February 1, 2013

Debate Begins in Parliament on Bill to Implement Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 110k)
—January 31, 2013

Joint-statement of support for Bill C-460 endorsed by health groups and experts (Acrobat 580k)
—January 31, 2013

Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, 2010
—November 6, 2012

Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act, 2012
—November 6, 2012

Federal Bill Proposes to Implement Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 113k)
—November 6, 2012

Conflicts of Interest in International Disease Prevention Policy-Making (Acrobat 187k)
—September 27, 2012

Technical Brief: Hearings of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on Bill S-11, The Healthy Food for Canadians Act (Acrobat 299k)
—September 27, 2012

Ammoniated caramel colouring in cola beverages (Acrobat 276k)
—June 28, 2012

Guidance for the Food Industry on Reducing Sodium in Processed Foods
—June 8, 2012

Bill C-430, An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act (child protection against advertising exploitation)
—June 6, 2012

Technical Brief on Chronic Disease for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (Acrobat 425k)
—February 2, 2012

Coalition letter to Prime Minister Harper urging action on sodium reduction (Acrobat 390k)
—January 6, 2012

Fact Sheet on sodium and health prepared by a coalition for sodium reduction (Acrobat 289k)
—January 6, 2012

Meeting Communique--Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health (Acrobat 95k)
—November 25, 2011

Political Declaration on NCDs in the context of 205 other general assembly resolutions issued since 1946
in english en français
—September 19, 2011

Political Declaration: United Nations High Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
in english en français
—September 19, 2011

Nutrition-related partial transcript of NGO United Nations interactive session on NCDs (Acrobat 182k)
—June 30, 2011

Statement of concern on lack of clarity on role of industry for June UN interactive hearing and September UN High Level Meeting 2011
—June 22, 2011

Nutrition advice to the President of the United Nations General Assembly (Acrobat 321k)
—June 15, 2011

News Release: Carcinogenic Food Dye in Soft Drinks (Acrobat 134k)
—March 31, 2011

Letter to Minister of Health re cancer risk of ammonia process caramel in soft drinks (Acrobat 280k)
—March 31, 2011

Testimony re Healthy Living at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (Acrobat 258k) en français (Acrobat 264k)
—February 3, 2011

Technical Brief on Healthy Living for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (Acrobat 401k) en français (Acrobat 413k)
—February 3, 2011

Economic Prevention Dividend: Key References (Acrobat 4573k)
—October 25, 2010

Championing Public Health Nutrition 2010: Conference Registration NOW OPEN!
—August 25, 2010

Toronto Board of Health--Sodium Reduction Strategy
—August 20, 2010

Sodium Working Group: Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 5301k)
—July 29, 2010

Canadian Medical Association: Caffeinating children and youth
—July 26, 2010

Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks (Acrobat 1721k)
—July 9, 2010

Supplementary Submission to Health Canada: Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks (Acrobat 225k)
—July 9, 2010

Member countries of the United Nations World Health Assembly call for limits on marketing to children
—May 21, 2010

Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) letter to Minister of Health re marketing food and beverages to children (Acrobat 53k)
—May 16, 2010

19 Health and Citizen's Groups Urge Minister to Protect Children from Marketing at Geneva Talks (Acrobat 208k)
—May 12, 2010

Comment: Protecting Children from Marketing (Acrobat 222k)
—May 12, 2010

Ban Artificial Food Dyes That Worsen ADHD (Acrobat 141k)
—May 3, 2010

Letter to Canadian Psychological Association re position on marketing to children (Acrobat 276k)
—May 28, 2009

CTV: Ottawa should lead on childhood obesity: [Ontario Premier Dalton] McGuinty
—April 8, 2009

BILL C-324: An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act (child protection against advertising exploitation)
—February 25, 2009

National Post: : The junk food wars--Quebec scores sweet victory in battle against childhood obesity
—January 27, 2009

Citizens 'Jury' Proposition on Marketing to Children
A 'Breath of Fresh Air' - Health Advocate

—April 3, 2008

Toronto Board of Health Decision on Advertising to Children
—February 26, 2008

Speech at University of New Brunswick: Commercializing Kids (Acrobat 1584k)
—February 8, 2008

Children’s Advertising Initiative: Truth Sold Separately
—February 7, 2008

Hitting the Easy Mark: The law on marketing to children is ripe for reform (Acrobat 812k)
—June 1, 2007

Comment on the Announcement by Some Food Companies to Tweak Marketing to Children
—April 16, 2007

Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report tabled in Parliament
—March 27, 2007

Journal Article Regarding Advertising Directed at Children
—October 21, 2006

Speech at Food Secure Canada Conference in Vancouver
—October 11, 2006

US Institute of Medicine: Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity : Systematic review of 123 research studies.
—May 1, 2006

Comments of the International Association of Consumer Food Organization (IAFCO) Concerning the Discussion Paper on Advertising Prepared by the Government of Canada
—May 1, 2006

Pitching and Pricing to Sell: Implications of Advertising and Sales Tax Policies for Nutrition
—September 20, 2005

Purveyors of Junk Food, Kids' TV and Films Presume to Teach Healthy Eating to Children
—October 27, 2004

CSPI news release concerning speech by Senator Mira Spivak announcing her plans to introduce federal legislation, modelled on provisions in the Québec Consumer Protection Act, banning advertising directed at children
in english en français
—May 12, 2004

Link to Senator Spivak's Speech announcing plans to introduce legislation banning ads directed at children
in english en français
—May 11, 2004

American Psychological Association Task Force on Advertising and Children
—February 20, 2004

G. Hastings, Et Al., Review of Research on the Effects of Food Promotion to Children, prepared for the UK Food Standards Authority, (London: UK FSA, and Glasgow, Scotland: Centre for Social Marketing, University of Strathclyde)
—September 22, 2003

CSPI Submission to the Commission on the Future of Health Care
—November 11, 2002

Supreme Court of Canada upholds Quebec ad ban: Irwin Toy v. Quebec (Attorney General), [1989] 1 S.C.R. 927 : Decision Date: April 27, 1989
—January 1, 2000

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