The Liberal Government introduced their 2019 federal budget this week, which includes important victories for those who care about fairness and sustainability in our food system. The government has finally presented “A Food Policy for Canada”, which many member organizations have been advocating for over the past several years. The budget allots $134.4 million in new investments toward initiatives including:
We would have liked to have seen mention of a National Food Policy Council in the budget, but we are nonetheless delighted that Canada will finally have a National Food Policy.
We are very grateful for the incredible leadership provided by Food Secure Canada toward achieving this crucial milestone for Canadians.