Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Canada’s first National Food Policy Monday, but no copies were posted online.
Instead she issued a news release announcing half a dozen initiatives backed with $134.4 million for the next four years.
There’s $50 million for local food infrastructure, $15 million for a Northern isolated community initatives fund, $25 million for a Buy Canadian campaign, $26.3 million to reduce waste estimated to be 11 million tonnes worth $5 billion per year, $24.4 million to fight food fraud and mislabelling and establishment of a Food Policy Advisory Council.
Bibeau also said she wants a national school food program.
The department of agriculture said it consulted more than 45,000 Canadians during 2017 and ran an on-line survey to gather opinions and advice about a national food policy.