That the House:
(a) recognize that
(i) alcohol is a major driver of morbidity and mortality in Canada, contributing to 8% of deaths in Canadians aged 0-64 years old,
(ii) alcohol is a significant, modifiable contributor to many diseases including cancers such as breast, gastrointestinal, head and neck, as well as atrial fibrillation, liver cirrhosis and some types of dementia,
(iii) alcohol is associated with an increased risk for suicide, intimate partner violence, property crime, theft and motor vehicle collisions,
(iv) in 2014, the overall annual economic cost of alcohol in Canada was estimated to be over $14.6 billion,
(v) substance use, including alcohol, has increased significantly since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,
(vi) the government should do more to educate Canadians about alcohol-attributable diseases, social harm and economic costs,
(viii) the World Health Organization recommends labelling alcoholic beverages to increase awareness and ensure consumers make informed decisions; and
(b) call on the government to adopt a national warning label strategy for alcoholic products.
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