Answer: Alberta Liberals believe that preventative social services offer much greater financial and societal value than trying to address social ills after the fact. This is reflected in one of our key policy commitments, which is to establish a provincial school lunch program. The benefits of nutrition on education are well documented. Children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class – and classrooms with fewer discipline problems mean a better quality of education for all students. To answer your question directly, we see FCSS as one of the core programs that would benefit from stable and reliable funding through our proposed Municipal Heritage Fund.
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