NDP peppers feds for 'salt reduction strategy'

NDP health critic Libby Davies introduced a private member's bill in the House of Commons Monday containing a raft of measures to help Canadians cut salt from their diet... "It's a very significant public health issue. There have been expert estimates that - especially if we base it on some of the U.S. for this, that anywhere from (10,000) to 16,000 deaths every year in Canada could be prevented if we had an adequate sodium reduction," Davies said. "So that's very significant and that's not counting the number of people who will encounter significant health problems, cardiovascular problems as a result of very high salt intake."