An Act to amend the Farm Income Protection Act (crop damage by gophers)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.


Leon Benoit  Canadian Alliance

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of April 28, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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Farm Income Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

April 28th, 2004 / 3:10 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Leon Benoit Canadian Alliance Lakeland, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-519, an act to amend the Farm Income Protection Act (crop damage by gophers).

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to once again present a private member's bill to help farmers deal with the problem of damage done through Richardson's ground squirrels, or more commonly called gophers.I have a motion in the mix which would return the appropriate concentration of strychnine to farmers so they could mix it themselves on their farms.

The bill would at least provide compensation for farmers for damage done because the effective product to control gophers has been removed from them.

I am looking forward to debating the bill. Hopefully, the government will, having removed strychnine, support my bill and return it.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)