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Ontario Junk Food Bill Could Ban Treats At Checkout Areas

Most of us know the temptation of impulse buying candy at checkout simply because it's visible, but what if it wasn't?

An Ontario MPP's new junk food bill aims to ban unhealthy snacks from being displayed at checkout areas to help keep the province healthier.

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According to France Gélinas, NDP MPP for Nickle Belt, the bill was announced on March 11, citing a concern for Ontarian's health during the pandemic

The bill, which is called the Temptation Be Gone Act, will reportedly allow the government to restrict the sale and marketing of high-fat, high-sugar snacks, if approved. 

"Marketers know that strategically placing high fat, sugar and sodium foods in those line ups pay off. It’s time to stop tempting Ontario’s consumers to eat more junk food," Gélinas said in a statement.

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