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labelleprovincenutri.jpgThe Gazette reports that "Montreal city councillor Marvin Rotrand is on a crusade to push Quebec to be the first province in Canada to oblige fast food chains to post certain nutritional information, like calorie counts and sodium content, on their menu boards." Rotrand, who represents the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, held a news conference at city hall last Thursday to explain that publishing nutritional information on websites, flyers or posters is not enough: "I spoke to five clients chosen randomly [at a local fast food outlet]. Not one of them was aware that this information was available on flyers in the restaurant. So I concluded this program is ineffective." [Gazette]

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