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Doug Ford’s Cuts Threaten 600 School Breakfast Programs That UNICEF Says Low-Income Children Need

Doug Ford’s Cuts Threaten 600 School Breakfast Programs That UNICEF Says Low-Income Children Need

Even though Canada ranks near the bottom of the industrialized world when it comes to food security and ending hunger, Doug Ford’s cuts to public health have put the future of 600 school breakfast programs at risk.

In fact, cutting the programs aimed at lower-income children would go against recent recommendations from UNICEF that noted such funding is needed to boost Canada’s lagging child nutrition.

Ford’s first budget included many deep and startling cuts, including $1 billion in healthcare cuts over ten years. That will leave an immediate $86-million hole in the public health agency’s budget, something that risks devastating school nutrition programs.

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