Monday, October 3, 2005

Force

The crusade against obesity and trans fats gains momentum here in Ontario. Today's edition of the People's Press contains three articles promoting Dalton McGimpy and the provincial nannies.

Children in Ontario are soon to be subjected to Spartan style exercise sessions at their local schools:

Ontario's elementary pupils will soon be participating in at least 20 minutes of physical activity a day under a government plan to combat child obesity and improve the health of school children, says Premier Dalton McGuinty.

"We are going to require, I believe, 20 minutes of activity time in our elementary schools," he said in an interview in advance of the government's second anniversary in office yesterday.
If the OMA has their way, it could get a lot worse:
The OMA report makes recommendations to reverse the weight-gain trend, from requiring one hour a day of structured aerobic physical activity in schools to limiting advertising of high-fat foods to kids under 13.
The report also recommends more government intervention:
What government can do:

- Ban fatty food ads aimed at children under 13.

- Create an annual report card on the status of childhood obesity in Ontario.
How long before all public employees are required to submit to the same regimented routine as their children? Trans fat eating slobs cost us all:
The direct health cost of obesity in 1997 in Canada exceeded $1.8 billion.

"The increase in the number of children who are at risk of becoming obese adults suggests that the economic costs in Canada will continue to escalate unless the trend can be averted," the report says.
London Ontario might finally succeed in raising the profile of the city if the rulers adopt a Chinese model and provide public squares for regular routine exercise. The land that the JLC sits on would be an ideal location, as it is situated right downtown, next to the market where some vendors still peddle trans fats to unsuspecting consumers. It's proximity to low-income housing is also a bonus. City hall, the center of corpulence, is also within marching distance. Let's help city council slim down. I hereby start a petition demanding the demolition of the JLC in favour of a public exercise square! Sign below in the comment section Comrades!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are calling the new exercise program "Joy Through Strength", meine kamaraden!

Of course the fatheads in government couldn't care less that the reason parents don't do enough outdoor activities with their kids, is that the parents are stuck in the tax-slave treadmill.

Ichabod Crane should fire most of the bureaucrats in the provincial government - then they can get jobs as nannies and butlers for working people, and those people can do more activities with their kids.

Mike said...

"Chambers is now in line to board the spaceship. As he is ascending the steps, Pat rushes up desperately trying to get his attention. As she is held back by the Kanamits she warns Chambers, 'Don't get on the ship. The book, To Serve Man, IT'S A COOKBOOK!' A struggling Chambers is forced into the ship.

"It's a cookbook!

"Once again we see Chambers in the solitary room. Again he is offered a meal, but he tosses it on the floor. A Kanamit enters the room, picks up the meal, and gives it to Chambers stating, 'Eat. We wouldn't want you to lose weight.' Chambers faces the camera and speaks directly to us. He says that whether we are on the ship with him or back on earth, it doesn't matter, we will all be on the menu."

gm said...

The Liberals are determined to create a Harry Brown universe where people will learn to live free in an unfree society.