Minister Petitpas Taylor is pleased to announce that Health Canada has taken the final step to ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)—the main source of industrially produced trans fats—in all food sold in Canada.
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will do a private tour of the Shepherds of Good Hope, where they offer treatment for substance use disorders. The Minister will take questions from the media on the Government of Canada's response to the Opioid Crisis following the tour.
Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the F/P/T Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses and the Canadian Institute for Health Information will provide an update on the national data picture of apparent opioid-related deaths as well as emergency department visits and hospitalizations related to opioids.
In November 2016, Health Canada launched a review entitled Clinical Review of the Cases of Infant Misidentification at Norway House Hospital to determine what led to the misidentification of four individuals who were switched following their birth and to identify actions that may need to be taken to prevent such circumstances from ever happening again.
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