This country is in the midst of an “obesity crisis” according to a recent Senate committee report on social affairs, which put out 21 recommendations detailing how the government could get involved.
But many think it’s not really up to the governing body to intervene.
The latest poll from Angus Reid Institute finds 54% feel the government shouldn’t be telling you what and what not to eat.
Just over 81% of Canadians who are overweight or obese say it’s something that worries them.
The poll also finds 90% agree with better and more thorough food labels, but less than 70% say that would be an effective tool to encourage healthier food choices.
Some of the polls other findings:
-49% support a full out ban on junk food advertising
-74% like the idea of banning all junk food in schools, hospitals, etc
-50% support offering tax breaks for overweight people to lose some weight