BELNAN, N.S. - Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald is promising to
double the amount spent on the government's buy-local food program over
the next three years to $700,000.

The Conservative leader said during a campaign stop in Belnan that he
wants to encourage Nova Scotians to buy food that is produced in the

The minority Tory government introduced its buy-local program in 2007.


It has included a public relations and marketing campaign,
retail promotions, direct marketing events and promotions, and food
service promotions.

MacDonald says since he became premier in 2006, the Department
of Agriculture budget has increased from $38 million to $60 million.

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