Ontario to become first province to bring in mandatory menu labelling
The Ontario government is now promising to introduce legislation forcing large chain restaurants to put calories and other nutritional information on their menus and menu boards.
The bill, which would make Ontario the first province to make menu labelling mandatory, will be introduced this winter after consultations with the food industry and health-care sector,
Health Minister Deb Matthews says the consultations will look at things like which restaurant chains should fall under the rules.
She adds she doesn't want this to capture the small mom-and-pop restaurants because it's a pretty big burden to put on them.
Matthews also says she'll also seek advice on how to reduce the marketing of unhealthy food and drinks aimed at children.