Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
I appreciate my colleague's intervention, but I would argue that this food policy study that we're doing right now would be the health committee, not even agriculture. It didn't seem to stop this committee from taking on a food policy study, which again I don't think is actually an agriculture issue, whereas this is definitely an agriculture issue. I think, if anything, in this study we would be able to perhaps address some of the misunderstandings, the misinformation, or just the confusion that's out there in the agriculture industry.
I've certainly had literally hundreds of phone calls and emails from my constituents. I have not had one who supports the tax changes, but the biggest question is that they don't understand exactly how this would impact them. I get the same response from accountants and tax attorneys, that they just have not had the time in those 72 days to take a look at all of the possible scenarios and how they are going to impact their clients.
I think it behooves us to take the time to address some of the confusion and the lack of information that's out there and try to clarify exactly how these tax changes would impact our agriculture industry. As the government said in its mandate letter, agriculture's going to be one of the key cornerstones of economic growth. So if these tax changes go through and they devastate the family farm or have a detrimental impact on agriculture, I think that's something we should know. I think this is just a top priority and I don't see why we wouldn't want to dig into this.