2015 Platform

Healthier kids

We will do our part to help Canadian children live healthier lives, with less exposure to known health risks.
To help families make better food choices, we will:

  • 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; and
  • improve food labels to give more information on added sugars and artificial dyes in processed foods.

To help Canadian children avoid and manage known health risks, we will increase funding to the Public Health Agency of Canada by $15 million in each of the next two years, to support a national strategy to increase vaccination rates and raise awareness for parents, coaches, and athletes on concussion treatment. This will be based on the best science and will support existing provincial and territorial efforts.

We will introduce plain packaging requirements for tobacco products, similar to those in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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