The Washington, DC-based Center for Science in the Public Interest also operates in Canada. It issued a comment on the recent Canadian election.
Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has four years to implement his public health nutrition commitments. He and his party have pledged to:
- Introduce new restrictions on the commercial marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children, similar to those now in place in Quebec
- Bring in tougher regulations to eliminate trans fats, similar to those in the U.S., and to reduce salt in processed foods
- Improve food labels to give more information on added sugars and artificial dyes in processed foods
- Make additional investments of $40 million for Nutrition North and $80 million for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Sounds like a new era indeed. This will be interesting to watch.