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Bill to ban unhealthy food ads for kids clears Senate, House sponsor sought

By Charelle Evelyn      

An advertising lobby group vows to continue pushback against the bill.

Sen. Nancy Greene Raine, centre, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Sept. 28, 2016, after introducing Bill S-228, the Child Health Protection Act, with Manuel Arango, director of health policy and advocacy at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and Corinne Voyer, director of Coalition québécoise sur la problématique du poids. Photograph courtesy of Sen. Nancy Greene Raine
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With her bill having passed the Senate last week, Conservative Senator Nancy Greene Raine is now casting about for an MP in the House to champion her legislation banning the advertising of unhealthy food and drinks to children under the age of 17. Bill S-228, the Child Health Protection Act, seeks to change the Food and Drugs Act in an effort to fight childhood obesity by limiting the exposure children have to the marketing of certain foods and

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