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