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Liberal Bills Target Food Insecurity and Agricultural Supports

March 29, 2023 – (Halifax, NS)  

Nova Scotia Liberals will table bills today to address food insecurity while supporting the  agriculture industry in the province. 

Education shadow minister Patricia Arab will table the Elimination of Youth Food  Insecurity Act to implement a universal lunch program for children in grades P-9 to ensure  Nova Scotian children have access to healthy food at school. Despite repeated calls from  the Liberals to implement a universal lunch program, the Houston government failed to  implement it in their second budget tabled last week. 

Agriculture shadow minister Keith Irving will table the Food Recovery Act to create a  provincial Food Recovery Program where local farmers would sell their products that are  unable to be sold at market to non-profit organizations at a discounted rate. This program  would help both the agriculture sector and Nova Scotians who dealing with rising grocery  costs. 

For more information, please contact:  


Alxys Chamberlain 

Executive Director 


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