Policy Change

Trans Fat in the Food Supply

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

U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Ban Trans Fat But, 9 Years After Canadian Trans Fat Task Force, Ottawa Still Waiting and Seeing (Acrobat 358k)
—June 16, 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 12, 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

Joint-submission in response to the Health Canada nutrition labelling proposal (Acrobat 486k)
—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

Health Canada Advisory Groups Hobbled by Commercial Conflicts of Interest – Leading Medical Journal (Acrobat 150k)
—November 26, 2013

Federal government food policy committees and the financial interests of the food sector (Acrobat 501k)
—November 26, 2013

U.S. Federal Register notice re trans fat
—November 7, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Ban Synthetic Trans Fats: Will Health Canada Do Likewise? (Acrobat 154k)
—November 7, 2013

Letter to Minister Ambrose concerning trans fat measures taken in the U.S. (Acrobat 162k)
—November 7, 2013

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

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

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

Technical Brief: Hearings of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food on Bill S-11, The Healthy Food for Canadians Act (Acrobat 312k)
—November 1, 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

United Nations Food Law Body Advances Global Standard for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling (Acrobat 234k)
—May 18, 2012

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

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

Ottawa Citizen, p. A1: Canada battling proposal to reduce fats, sugar, salt: Journal
—August 31, 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

World Food Law Body to Negotiate Standards for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling (Acrobat 249k)
—May 13, 2011

Comments on international food labelling standards by the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO) to the WHO/FAO Codex Food Labelling Committee world annual meeting in Quebec City (Acrobat 89k)
—May 9, 2011

Response to questions in Parliament re Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 284k)
—February 15, 2011

Globe and Mail editorial: Live Up to the Prime Minister's Boast (about sodium reduction)
—February 5, 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

Support Ontario Bill 156: IN with calorie info on chain-restaurant menus, and OUT with synthetic trans fats at all restaurants!
—September 30, 2009

British Columbia's Regulation to Reduce Trans Fat in Restaurant Foods
—May 14, 2009

World Health Organization Scientific Update on Trans Fat
—May 11, 2009

Healthy Decisions for Healthy Eating Act Moves Forward in Ontario Legislature! (Acrobat 213k)
—April 10, 2009

Debate and vote on Ontario Bill 156 in Legislative Assembly of Ontario (see pages 6064-6072)
—April 9, 2009

CBC: Health advocates, restaurants fight over Ontario menu-labelling bill
—April 9, 2009

Healthy Decisions for Healthy Eating Bill Passes First Hurdle in Ontario Legislature! (Acrobat 117k)
—April 9, 2009

Comments on Ontario Bill 156 (calorie labelling on menus and trans fat restrictions for restaurants)
—April 9, 2009

Calgary Herald Editorial: Trans fat U-turn will clog health system
—March 15, 2009

Calgary Herald, page A1: Province Rejects Ban on Trans Fat (Alberta Minister of Health and Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association call for national ban.)
—March 13, 2009

Ontario Bill 156: An Act to amend various acts respecting nutritional information and trans fat content of foods and drinks provided by food service premises
—March 10, 2009

Trans Fat Policies in the US
—February 26, 2009

Results of Health Canada research to monitor trans fat levels in foods
—February 12, 2009

Trans Fats Still Lurking in Grocery Aisles
—February 12, 2009

Industry Efforts to Ditch Trans Fat Skidding : Minister of Health Urged to Ban It Now (Acrobat 199k)
—February 12, 2009

Ottawa Citizen: Treats still laden with trans fats: Survey
—February 11, 2009

National Post: Toronto May Restrict Trans Fat
—January 19, 2009

Toronto Board of Health Update on Trans Fat
—January 7, 2009

Montreal Gazette: City to Urge Action on Trans Fat
—December 8, 2008

British Columbia Government Trans Fat Policy Discussion Paper
—December 3, 2008

Trans Fat Ban in New York City : Ms. Gail Goldstein, Deputy Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control Program, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
—October 22, 2008

Trans Fat Ban in Denmark : Mr. Jens Therkel Jensen, Deputy Head of Nutrition Division, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Denmark
—October 22, 2008

Results of Health Canada’s Trans Fat Monitoring Greases Wheels for Regulatory Reforms (Acrobat 198k)
—July 21, 2008

Calgary Trans Fat Reduction Initiative (briefing note) : Refers to Alberta government's April 2008 decision to make ban province-wide
—May 1, 2008

British Columbia Throne Speech commitment to ban trans fat (p. 27)
—February 12, 2008

Comment on Calgary’s Decision to Rid Local Eateries of Artery-Clogging Trans Fat
—December 5, 2007

Calgary Health Region Trans Fat Policy
—November 28, 2007

Minister of Health Tony Clement Rejects Trans Fat Task Force Recommendations
—June 21, 2007

TRANSforming the Food Supply : Report of the Federal Trans Fat Task Force
—June 28, 2006

Technical Brief to Federal Labour Standards Review (Acrobat 222k)
—October 19, 2005

Transcript of House of Commons Standing Committee on Health hearing concerning proposed Bill C-473 proposing a ban on trans fat, and Bill C-398 proposing full nutrition labelling on fresh meat, percentage ingredient declarations on processed foods, and nutrition labelling on menus at chain restaurants. Witnesses included people from McDonald's, Harvey's, Kraft, the Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada, the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and CSPI.
in english en français
—May 13, 2004

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