3rd Session, 61st General Assembly
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
First Reading: April 7, 2011
This Bill amends the Agriculture and Marketing Act to require
(a) the advisory committee under the Act to advise the Minister of Agriculture on the development of policy respecting food purchases by Government of Nova Scotia entities;
(b) the policy to include progressive targets of returns to farmers over 9 years;
(c) the policy to include a healthy-snack program in the classroom;
(d) the Minister to finalize the policy by July 15, 2011.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Chapter 6 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Agriculture and Marketing Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 4A the following Section:
(4) The progressive targets must have the objective of achieving an initial return of thirteen cents to Nova Scotian farmers for every one dollar spent by the government entities, rising over the next nine years to twenty cents for every one dollar spent.
2 The moneys required for the purpose of this Act must be paid out of moneys appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.