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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019

FOOD COSTS ARE GOING UP NEXT YEAR, REPORT FORECASTS
Libby Znaimer is joined by Simon Somogyi, Arrell Chair in the Business of Food and Associate Professor in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph.

According to Canada’s Food Price Report, Canadians can expect to see food prices rise by 2 to 4% in the year 2020.

The report, produced by researchers from Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, forecasts meat, for example, to go up by 4 to 6% in 2020. This comes at a time when the number of Canadians showing interest in plant-based protein food options is increasing.

Researchers are saying that some of the influencing factors of this trend include the effects of climate change, global instability and more. Together, Libby and Simon discuss other foods that Canadians might see going up in price and other potential reasons for this trend.

ONTARIO TEACHERS STRIKE
Libby Znaimer is joined by Harvey Bischof, President of OSSTF and then, afterwards, Stephen Lecce, Ontario Minister of Education.

Negotiations between the province and the OSSTF are not going well for either side. Today, high school teachers are walking out of the classroom for a one-day strike, leaving hundreds of thousands of students without a day of classes.

THE 2019 ONTARIO AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT
Libby Znaimer is joined by Lisa Levin, Chief Executive Officer of AdvantAge Ontario.

Earlier today, Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released the  2019 Annual Auditor General’s Report. It includes 18 value-for-money audits and one review. It focused on matters such as Acute-Care Hospital Patient Safety, food and nutrition across the province’s long-term care homes, and more.

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