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Liberals propose national school meal program as Canada remains back of pack on children’s nutrition

By Jolson Lim      

In yesterday’s federal budget, the government announced its 'intention to work with provinces and territories' toward the creation of the program, though no money was earmarked for it.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, centre, with, from left, Liberal MPs Linda Lapointe, Greg Fergus, and Catherine McKenna touring an Ottawa Farm Boy location in August 2018. Mr. Morneau's recent budget proposed a national school meal program. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The Liberal government has proposed creating a national school meal program, which, if implemented, would see Canada join most other advanced economies in the world in having a countrywide school food initiative.

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