Ignatieff supports local food, talks like Sarah Palin

Ignatieff supports local food, talks like Sarah Palin

Down home boy? You betcha (Image: Kyle McMartin) 

Michael Ignatieff has announced that a Liberal government would implement a policy to provide support for farmers and to help Canadians eat Canadian food. Poutine jokes aside, the plan would lay out millions of dollars to promote farmers’ markets and home-grown foods, to ensure imported items meet local standards and to help children from low-income families access healthy food. The policy would also look into ways to make farms more environmentally sustainable. “You bet farming matters, you bet rural Canada matters,” he said to media.

We “bet” that Ignatieff “bets” that this is how rural folk speak (has he been studying Sarah Palin?). What, no Tolstoy references?

Michael Ignatieff pushes Eat Canadian plan [Toronto Star]