The federal Liberal government is finally making good on a years-old election campaign pledge, committing Monday to allocate $1 billion over five years to fund a new national school food program.

The funding, to be included in the upcoming April 16 budget, will launch with the aim of expanding existing school food programs, providing meals to an additional 400,000 Canadian kids a year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland made the announcement in Scarborough, backed by members of cabinet and caucus as part of their latest pre-budget press tour.

  • K0W4L5K1
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    72 months ago

    Glad it’s not just more money for Dougie to “lose”.

    Not saying I like how it’s being done though.

    • @[email protected]
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      22 months ago

      That’s how I feel too.

      I don’t like the federal government pretending to be provincial and the provincial governments blaming them for everything.

      If the premiers don’t want to run provinces, then dissolve the provinces.