July 27, 2018

Russell Williams

Vice-President, Government Relations and Public Policy

July 26, 2018

Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Minister:

I am writing to reiterate Diabetes Canada’s support for the government’s plans to implement front-of-package labeling, and to encourage Health Canada to move forward with this important initiative.

Diabetes Canada is convinced by the evidence and the experience of other countries who have implemented front-of-package labels informing consumers that products are high in sugar, salt or saturated fat that such a measure will help protect the health of Canadians.

We believe strongly that such labels, along with a robust education program to inform consumers how these labels should be interpreted and used, can support Canadians in taking care of the health by providing them simple, easy to access information about the presence of nutrients research has shown should only be consumed in moderation.

In support of this initiative, we will be publishing this letter on our website and sharing it with all elected officials in Canada. Diabetes Canada will continue to support the government in this endeavour.

Sincerely,

Russell Williams

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