That is our big concern: there is no long-term vision. At the moment, it is still a marginal problem that is not too bad. However, it is becoming worse and worse. Perhaps it is not so much of problem at the moment, but what will things be like in 50 years? Who will be there to buy land in 50 years? There is no long-term vision and I feel that is a shame.
To answer your question, I will say that government representatives often tell us that they are going to help young farmers get financing more easily. That is just going to increase their debts. That’s disgraceful, in my opinion.
We are often told that, under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, no one has the right to restrict anyone’s right to ownership. As things stand, that is what is preventing limits being placed on speculation, despite the fact that we think that there are ways to achieve it.