Health Canada proposing restrictions on junk food ads.




Health Canada is suggesting restrictions on TV ads peddling junk food, targeting kids every day of the week. The rules would limit these types of ads online as well — perhaps the biggest challenge — and in places where children spend time, like schools and amusement parks.

However the agency has not set a deadline for implementing them.

Advertisers say the link between unhealthy food ads and obesity isn’t clear, while health advocates say there’s a direct relationship.