Centre for Science in the Public Interest
News Archive

Listen to House of Commons and its committees live
—January 1, 2009

Canadian Medical Association Journal : Canada needs paradigm shift in public health nutrition
—December 2, 2008

Media Advisory: Championing Public Health Nutrition conference (Ottawa Oct. 22-23, 2008) (Acrobat 227k)
—October 10, 2008

Request for Media Credentials (Acrobat 189k)
—October 10, 2008

Register now: National Conference in Ottawa
—August 20, 2008

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

Groups Call for Pan-Canadian Healthy School Foods Summit
in english (Acrobat 131k)   en français (Acrobat 129k)
—June 19, 2008

Open letter to ministers of health, education and child protection
in english (Acrobat 165k)   en français (Acrobat 167k)
—June 19, 2008

Letter to Canadian Medical Association Journal on Food Labelling Reforms
—April 22, 2008

Simplifying Nutrition Labels and Preventing Deceptive Claims (Response to Health Canada)
—April 14, 2008

Testimony to Ontario Legislature's Standing Committee on Social Policy re Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act
—April 8, 2008

Citizens 'Jury' Proposition on Marketing to Children
A 'Breath of Fresh Air' - Health Advocate

—April 3, 2008

Children’s Advertising Initiative: Truth Sold Separately
—February 7, 2008

Testimony on Diet-Related Disease to Select Committee on Wellness of the New Brunswick Legislature
—January 31, 2008

Most “Volunteers” in Restaurant Industry’s Nutrition Information Program Stepped Back Two Paces
—January 23, 2008

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

Governments Feeding Childhood Obesity Epidemic by Allowing Sale of Junk Food in Schools
—October 3, 2007

Report: Are Schools Making the Grade?
—October 1, 2007

Request to Health Canada to Update Regulations on Echinacea
—September 25, 2007

Government’s Plan for Tackling Childhood Obesity Too Small for its Britches
—September 4, 2007

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

Letter to Minister Clement
—May 30, 2007

Letter to Minister Clement on Black Cohosh Labelling
—May 24, 2007

Comment on the Institute of Medicine Report: Nutrition Standards for Food in Schools
—April 25, 2007

Comment on the Announcement by Some Food Companies to Tweak Marketing to Children
—April 16, 2007

Comment on Statistics Canada's Figures on Sodium Consumption
—April 10, 2007

Testimony to House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, regarding traffic-light nutrition labelling on food packages and restaurant menus
—February 21, 2007

STATEMENT on Parliament's Vote Denying Consumers of Nutrition Info
—November 9, 2006

Briefing to Liberal Party Meeting of Legislative Assistants
in english    en français
—November 1, 2006

Journal Article Regarding Advertising Directed at Children
—October 21, 2006

Testimony of Bill Jeffery, LLB on Pre-Budget Consultations
in english    en français
—October 19, 2006

Speech at Food Secure Canada Conference in Vancouver
—October 11, 2006

CSPI's Testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (Acrobat 106k)   en français (Acrobat 87k)
—October 5, 2006

Statement on Parliament's Debate on Bill C-283 to Improve Food Labels and Menus
—September 19, 2006

Ten Reasons to Support Bill C-283 (food labelling) in the Parliament
in english    en français
—September 18, 2006

STATEMENT on the Report of Federal Trans Fat Task Force
—June 28, 2006

Comments of the International Association of Consumer Food Organization (IAFCO) Concerning the Discussion Paper on Advertising Prepared by the Government of Canada
—May 1, 2006

Budget 2006 Consultations—Health implications of existing GST policy governing food
—April 19, 2006

Comments of the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO) to the Codex Food Labelling Committee (CCFL)
—April 11, 2006

Project #1474: Regulations amending certain regulations made under the Food and Drugs Act (advertising natural health products and over-the-counter-drugs)
—February 2, 2006

Enquête sur l'alimentation et la santé auprès des chefs de parti en lice en 2006
—January 1, 2006

Election 2006 survey of party leaders on food & health policy
—January 1, 2006

Présentation de CSIP au Comité permanent de la Chambre des communes sur les finances, Audiences prébudgétaires
—October 27, 2005

Testimony of: CSPI before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Hearings
—October 27, 2005

Herbal Roulette - Health Canada Approving Dubious Claims for Supplements, According to CSPI's Nutrition Action Healthletter
—October 4, 2005

Recommendations for an Effective Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy
—October 1, 2005

Comments of the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO) to the Codex Food Labelling Committee (CCFL) Regarding the Proposed Amendment to the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods Quantitative Ingredient Declarations (QUID)
—May 31, 2005

Comments of the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO) Concerning the Discussion Paper on Advertising Prepared by the Government of Canada (CL 2004/54-FL) Codex Food Labelling Committee 33rd Session Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
—May 31, 2005

Federal Budget Finally Prudent on Disease Prevention
—February 24, 2005

Implementing the recommendations of the 2004 report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, "Healthy Weights, Healthy Lives
—December 24, 2004

Preliminary feedback on request for input on Canada's Guidelines for Healthy Eating
—December 24, 2004

Objet : Témoignage sur la prévention des maladies chroniques aux audiences prébudgétaires
—November 24, 2004

Testimony concerning chronic disease prevention in the Finance Committee pre-budget hearings
—November 24, 2004

Testimony of Bill Jeffery, L.LB., National Coordinator of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, Before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, Pre-Budget Hearings
in english    en français
—November 24, 2004

Purveyors of Junk Food, Kids' TV and Films Presume to Teach Healthy Eating to Children
—October 27, 2004

First ministers enthusiastic but vague on plans to prevent diet- and inactivity-related diseases
—September 17, 2004

Open Letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin, establishing a coherent disease prevention strategy as a pre-condition to signing a renewed pact on healthcare
—September 3, 2004

Four Parties Reveal Disease Prevention Strategies, Conservatives Tight-Lipped
—June 25, 2004

Powerpoint slide show of a speech about advertising directed at children.
—June 9, 2004

Submission of the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations to the Codex Alimentarius Food Labelling Committee concerning the international standard for percentage ingredient labelling
—May 12, 2004

CSPI news release concerning speech by Senator Mira Spivak announcing her plans to introduce federal legislation, modelled on provisions in the Québec Consumer Protection Act, banning advertising directed at children
in english    en français
—May 12, 2004

Link to Senator Spivak's Speech announcing plans to introduce legislation banning ads directed at children
in english    en français
—May 11, 2004

Le projet de loi sur l'affichage du contenu calorique des repasminute fait son chemin; La loi exigerait également qu'on améliore la liste des ingrédients sur l'étiquetage des aliments pour la viande fraîche
—April 1, 2004

Fast Food Calorie Disclosure Bill Advances; Legislation Would Also Require Better Ingredient Lists on Food Labels and Nutrition Info for Fresh Meat.
—April 1, 2004

Objet: Appui au projet de loi C-398, Loi modifiant la Loi sur les aliments et drogues
—March 26, 2004

C-398, An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act (food labelling)
in english    en français
—March 24, 2004

Pre-budget consultations — Measures to help reduce the $6 billion to $10 billion annual burden of health care costs
—March 5, 2004

World Health Organization Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health
—February 16, 2004

Conservatives flip flop, Cabinet hedges on bill requiring nutrition info on fast food chain menus, fresh meat labels
—February 9, 2004

CSPI Welcomes World Health Organization Recommendations to Combat Obesity
—December 8, 2003

Follow-up letter concerning the CFIA's revised proposal
—September 15, 2003

Response to the CFIA's proposal concerning percentage ingredient declarations on food labels
—May 7, 2003

Consumer Group Urges UN Committee to Call for Improved Food Labelling
—April 29, 2003

Codex: Comments re proposed international standards for organic foods
—April 28, 2003

Codex: Comments re proposed international standards for percentage ingredient labelling
—April 28, 2003

CSPI's recommendations for the development of an Integrated Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy
—April 17, 2003

Debate in the House of Commons concerning Bill C-398
—April 2, 2003

Bill requiring nutrition info on fresh meat, and at fast food restaurants, to be debated in House of Commons
—April 1, 2003

WHO Report on Diet and Disease Praised: Government and Industry Must Heed the Reportís Recommendations -- Consumer Groups
—February 28, 2003

Consumer Group Praises Bill Requiring Nutrition Information for Fast Food
—February 26, 2003

CSPI Applauds New Nutrition Label Rules
in english    en français
—January 2, 2003

Group Praises Romanow's Emphasis on Tapping Diet
—November 28, 2002

CSPI Urges Romanow Commission to cut health care costs
—November 13, 2002

CSPI Submission to the Commission on the Future of Health Care
—November 11, 2002

Letter to Roy Romanow
—November 11, 2002

Health Groups Urge Reform of Food Allergy Labels
—June 12, 2002

International Consumer Coalition Urges UN Committee to Call for Improved Food Labelling
—May 2, 2002

Consumer Group Assails Proposal for Brand-Specific Health Claims on Food Labels
—March 25, 2002

Letter to Health Canada Director Ronald Burke from Alliance for Food Label Reform: Amendments to Food and Drug Regulations concerning nutrition labelling, nutrition claims, and health claims published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on June 16, 2001.
—September 14, 2001

Letter to Health Canada Director Ronald Burke from CSPI Canada: Amendments to Food and Drug Regulations concerning nutrition labelling, nutrition claims, and health claims published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on June 16, 2001.
—September 14, 2001

CSPI Applauds Proposed Nutrition Labelling Rules
—June 18, 2001

Health Canada to Unveil New Nutrition Label, Health Claim Rules for Foods
—June 13, 2001

Letter to Minister Allan Rock Re: Mandatory nutrition labelling
—November 30, 2000

Parties Reveal Food Policy Positions to Consumer Watchdog Group
in english    en français
—November 21, 2000

New Nutrition Label Proposal Applauded by Consumer Group
in english    en français
—October 19, 2000

Letter to Minister Allan Rock Re: Status Report on Nutrient Content Claims
—October 10, 2000

Letter to Minister Allan Rock Re: Consultation Document on Generic Health Claims for Foods (August 2000)
—September 29, 2000

Letter to Minister Allan Rock Re: Standards of Evidence for the Evaluation of Foods with Health Claims (June 2000); and Generic Health Claims for Foods (August 2000)
—September 15, 2000

Letter to Minister Allan Rock Re: Standards of Evidence for the Evaluation of Foods with Health Claims
—September 15, 2000

Health Canada Rejects Olestra as a Food Additive
—June 22, 2000

Canadian Food Information Council: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
in english    en français
—May 23, 2000

2-Million-Strong Coalition Urges MPs To Back Nutrition Label Bill While Health Canada Stalls On Reforms
in english    en français
—March 8, 2000

Letter to Minister Allan Rock: Follow-up Letter on Food Label Reform
—March 7, 2000

Addition of Vitamins and Minerals to Foods
—January 31, 2000

Key developments in CSPI's mandatory nutrition labelling campaign
—January 31, 2000

Mandatory Nutrition Labelling Bill Is Put On Fast-Track
—December 20, 1999

Letter to Minister Allan Rock: Results of public consultation on nutrition labelling
—September 29, 1999

Support for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling Grows Among Both Consumers and Industry
—September 29, 1999

CSPI Response to Health Canada's Proposal to Adopt U.S.-Styled Rules Permitting Generic Health Claims for Food Product Labels and Advertising
—September 15, 1999

CSPI's Letter in Response to Health Canada's nutrition labelling consultation
—August 6, 1999

Nutrition Labelling Consultation
—August 1, 1999

Consumer Group Launches Ad Campaign for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling
—July 26, 1999

Health, Citizens Groups Demand Mandatory Nutrition Labelling
in english    en français
—July 6, 1999

Letter to Minister of Health Allan Rock from the Alliance for Food Label Reform
—July 5, 1999

Consumer Group Criticizes Industry Domination of Health Canada's Natural Health Products Board
—June 29, 1999

Letter to Minister of Health Allan Rock on caffeine labelling
—February 19, 1999

Executive Summary of Canadian Nutrition Labelling: A Call for Reform
in english    en français
—January 1, 1999

Nutrition Labelling: A Call for Reform
—January 1, 1999

MEMBERS
in english    en français
—January 1, 1999

CSPI's Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) Page
—January 1, 1999

CSPI Canada