Social Affairs, Science and Technology – June 11, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – June 11, 2015

CRTC executives and members of the advertising industry discuss advertising directed at children as part of the committee’s study on the increasing incidence of obesity in Canada.

Scott Hutton, the CRTC’s executive director of broadcasting, and his colleague Nanao Kachi, director of social and consumer policy, comment on the regulator’s role in ensuring certain standards are met for advertising aimed at Canadians aged 12 years and younger.

Janet Feasby, vice-president of standards for the Advertising Standards Canada, and Ron Lund, president and C.E.O. of the Association of Canadian Advertisers, speak about best practices, codes and standards in advertising to children. (June 11, 2015)