Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

April 08, 2009 14:46 ET

Nova Scotia Should Expand 'Buy Local' Campaign to Include Eggs, Milk and Meat

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Danny Cavanagh, says the Nova Scotia government should follow the lead of the Ontario government and expand its buy-local campaign to include eggs, milk and meat.

Cavanagh says, "While the push to have people buy more Nova Scotia fruits and vegetables is a great idea, it's time to expand this program to include these other, equally important and nutritious agricultural products.

"CUPE would like to see the provincial government take the lead on this by sourcing these products locally for all government buildings," he says.

Ontario government buildings at Queen's Park, the legislature complex in Toronto, serve locally grown food in their cafeterias and restaurants. This week, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said that could be expanded to all government buildings in the province.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Nova Scotia
    Danny Cavanagh
    902-957-0822 (cell)
    John McCracken
    Communications Rep.