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.

  • ImplyingImplications
    3 months ago

    A lot of things should be handled by the provinces, but unfortunately there are premiers who care more about backroom deals with billionaires than administering social programs. I don’t mind the federal government stepping in to run social programs if the premiers have abandoned their province. It’s kind of hard to say the government is overstepping their boundaries by feeding children.