Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

October 18, 2006 13:47 ET

Media Advisory: CMA President to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health's Childhood Obesity Study

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2006) - Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President, Dr. Colin McMillan, will stress to Committee members the need for a comprehensive strategy on healthy eating and physical activity. The CMA will outline a number of specific policies and actions on how Canada can do better to address Canada's growing childhood obesity epidemic.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location: Centre Block
Ottawa, ON

Please note that Dr. McMillan will be available for comments following the presentation (at 4:15 pm). The CMA presentation will be available on the CMA website

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Contact Information

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    Carole Lavigne
    1-800-663-7336 or 613-731-8610 ext. 1266