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New Brunswick
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Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
1,001 days in office
59th Parliament of New Brunswick
09 Nov 2018 - 17 Aug 2020
60th Parliament of New Brunswick
29 Sep 2020 - Present

The 2020 New Brunswick general election was held on September 14 to elect the 49 members of the 60th Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick.

The Progressive Conservative Party, led by incumbent Premier Blaine Higgs, won 27 seats, forming a majority government. Higgs was head of a minority government since the 2018 elections.

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Promise History

2.11.02 - “[We] will continue to implement [our] Food Security Action Plan to help strengthen the NB Food Basket through local growing, buying and export initiatives.”

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18-Jan-2021

« Encourager la consommation d’aliments locaux et sains par l’entremise d’organisations et d’initiatives qui visent à améliorer l’accès physique et économique à la nourriture pour l’ensemble de la population du Nouveau-Brunswick, notamment les personnes qui souffrent d’insécurité alimentaire »

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10-Dec-2020

““The development, growth and sustainability of the local food and beverages sectors is central to the continued strengthening of New Brunswick’s food system,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Margaret Johnson. “There is a growing interest in locally produced food and beverages, and supporting local companies is crucial to our economy.” The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is investing $100,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, cost-shared with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Opportunities New Brunswick is investing $72,000 towards the project.”

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“The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries has released a new Local Food and Beverages Strategy 2021-2025. The four-year action plan aims to benefit the agriculture, agri-food and seafood sectors across the province and has three core pillars: Grow NB, Buy NB and Feed NB.”

“The provincial government is focusing efforts to strengthen New Brunswick’s food system. […] Exports are critical to the provincial economy, and the province is more than self-sufficient in export products such as seafood, blueberries, maple, cranberries and potatoes. The government intends to focus on opportunities to increase self-sufficiency in other products.”

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