Liberals want a new food policy

Issue multi-million dollar plan to be funded by corporate taxes

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is promising to put a new food policy on the table if elected as Prime Minister. The plan, announced at Holland Marsh, an agricultural area north of Toronto, is meant to beef up food safety while helping farmers and getting more healthy local food into Canadian stomachs. It calls for $50 million for food inspections, $80 million to promote farmers markets and $40 million to give low-income children access to health food. The scheme would be paid for by freezing corporate income taxes, saving the government up to $6 billion a year.

CBC News

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