Province cutting funding for food for hungry high schoolers
Teachers working in some high schools in the regions around Montreal are angry that the province is cutting the money boards receive to feed hungry students.
One board in the Lanaudiere region north of Montreal has been told that its budget for snacks and lunches for disadvantaged students will go from $70,000 to $7,000 in the fall.
La Presse reports that the teachers union in Lanaudiere is outraged. It says the Couillard government is taking food out of the mouths of hungry students at a time when it is paying for advertising to brag about the province's budget surplus.