Private Member's Bill Seeks to Ban Advertising to Children

NDP MP Peter Julian has put forward Private Member's Bill C-430 that, if adopted, would ban the advertising of junk food to children under 13.  This legislation would amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act and protect Canadian children against exploitation from commercial advertising. It was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Science in the Public Interest.

The bill is based on legislation passed in Quebec in 1980.  By the time Canadian children graduate from high school they have seen on average 350,000 television commercials.

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