Food Policy for Canada announcement!

Yesterday, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the first-ever A Food Policy for Canada! See a preliminary analysis from Food Secure Canada here.

Highlights include:

  • $50 millon for a local food infrastructure fund
  • $26.3 million to reduce food waste
  • a commitment to work with the provinces and not-for-profit organizations towards the creation of a National School Food Program
  • the creation of a Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council bring stakeholders and experts together to better understand diverse perspectives, work toward a common understanding of food issues, and facilitate collaborative action

We are excited to see how this can support our local food system in HRM and look forward to more details as they are released.

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