Gotta eat

Next to climate change, one of the main issues shaping the current federal election campaign is affordability. I have heard this from candidates and it has repeatedly been a lead ing concern for Canadians in opinion polls.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that every political party promises to focus on housing affordability, which affects every generation. But what about food affordability?

A recent Angus Reid Global survey, done with the support of Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, found that 60 per cent of Canadians polled believe food security and food prices deserve more attention during election campaigning. The concern is consistent across all demographic groups.

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