On Tuesday New Westminster B.C. became Canada’s first municipality to pass a motion to enact a living wage. The hourly wage, if adopted, would be paid to all full and part time employees who do work on city owned property, including independent contractors. It will be set at $16.74. Currently B.C.’s minimum wage is $8 an hour, one of the …

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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff outlined his partys plan to put more local food on the plates of the average Canadian. The plan, which would include an $80-million Buy Local Fund would help “to promote farmers markets and home-grown foods.” To learn more about the program read the full Globe and Mail, Canadian Press or CBC article.

Nova Scotians from all walks of life and all sectors of the food system held a Founding Meeting of the Nova Scotia Food Policy Council, on April 19th at the Holiday Inn in Truro.  These dedicated individuals, many of whom participated in a major Food Summit in last fall and an inclusive Food Policy Council organizing meeting in January, elected …

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