Liberals plan talks to launch school food program before end of next school year

The Canadian Press The government hopes to see kids eating meals under a universal, national school food program before the end of the next school year, but it will take time for organizations to scale up their operations, the families minister said Thursday. The Liberals set aside $1 billion over five years for the program, which they promised during the 2021 election campaign. The deals will be similar in nature to the child-care agreements the government signed with provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to lower the cost of daycare, Families Minister Jenna Sudds said in an interview Thursday. “We will negotiate these agreements, incorporating our vision and our principles into these agreements, and then it will be incumbent on the provinces to move forward,” she said. The school food program…

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