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Trudeau announces $1 billion national school food program

The program, promised in 2021 as part of Trudeau’s re-election campaign, will see $1 billion invested over five years to provide meals to 400,000 children per year across the country.

Published Apr 1, 2024 at 8:11pm

Barbara Patrocinio
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Barbara Patrocinio
Trudeau announces $1 billion national school food program
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during press conference in Scarborough this Monday, where he announce new national food school program (QP Briefing / Barbara Patrocinio)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday announced that a new food school program would be included in this year's federal budget, set to be tabled on April 16.

The program, promised in 2021 as part of Trudeau’s re-election campaign, will see $1 billion invested over five years to provide meals to 400,000 children per year across the country.

Trudeau said the money would be transferred to provinces and territories via bilateral agreements.

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