CANADA: Government votes in favour of alcohol health warnings

By Monica Dobie | 25 April 2001

The Canadian House of Commons could have paved the way for the introduction of warning labels on bottles and cans of alcoholic drinks, after government and opposition MP's voted overwhelmingly 217 to 11 in favour of using health warnings. If the federal government backs the motion, labels would warn women against the effects of alcohol during pregnancy saying: "Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause birth defects."

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The Canadian House of Commons could have paved the way for the introduction of warning labels on bottles and cans of alcoholic drinks, after government and opposition MP's voted overwhelmingly 217 to 11 in favour of using health warnings. If the federal government backs the motion, labels would warn women against the effects of alcohol during pregnancy saying: "Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause birth defects."

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