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$5M to bring back ParticipACTION exercise program [Edit]

I just saw this.

"Great!" was my first reaction.

[I've editted my original scathing post after some late-night reflection].


According to Statistics Canada, 36 per cent of Canadians are overweight, and of those, 23 per cent are considered obese.

Among kids seventeen and under, 26 per cent are overweight and eight per cent are obese.

The federal government has also introduced a fitness tax credit for children participating in sports.

The funding for ParticipACTION includes $1.4 million in startup capital and $3.6 million in its second year.

Yes, it's better than nothing.