New Brunswick
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Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
2,040 days in office
59th legislature of New Brunswick
09 Nov 2018 - 17 Aug 2020
60th legislature 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

2.12.01 - “[W]e will deliver on our budget commitment and make food programs available in every school in New Brunswick starting in 2021-22.”


Le programme alimentaire - qui a été annoncé seulement au cours de l’année 2022-2023 - ne s’étend pas à l’ensemble de la province. Il y a 294 écoles dans la province et ce programme couvre seulement 110 d’entre elles.

The food program, which was only announced in the 2022-2023 year, is not province-wide. There are 294 schools in the province and this program covers only 110 of them.

Partially kept

“Bleasdale was ecstatic to hear the Progressive Conservatives make a campaign promise of a $1-million provincial school food program for the 2021-22 school year.

But more than a month into the new school year, the government of Blaine Higgs has said little on the progress of the program. […]

A pilot program was set up in partnership with the Heart & Stroke Foundation in the 2020-2021 school year, initially featuring 10 schools. […]

The department has confirmed an extra nine schools were added to the project to “ensure representation of all seven school districts in the province in both Anglophone and Francophone sectors,” and to include “a variety of food programs ranging from schools with no food programs to schools with comprehensive programs.”

In progress

“Before the Higgs government invests $1 million to make sure every school in New Brunswick has access to a food program, a pilot project that was due to start this fall is supposed to help determine how to spend that money to get the best results.

The province said 10 locations would be chosen for the $200,000 pilot, but the executive council office has so far declined to say which schools were chosen and why.”

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“In 2020, with a financial commitment from the Government of New Brunswick’s Health, Social Development, and Education Departments, we piloted our program in 19 schools throughout the province. We aim to have funding to provide programming to as many schools as possible for the 2021/2022 academic year. Our ultimate goal is to support all NB schools to build sustainable and robust school food programming.”

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Published: Jan 2022
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