Thank you for your question, Ms. Rood.
Yes, this is a very difficult and demanding season for family businesses, small businesses and even large companies. Many of the programs that have been designed provide more assistance to small businesses and small farms. However, we seem to forget that large businesses produce a higher percentage of what is being consumed and that they are the driving force behind the current economy. We have to think of all businesses, small and large.
In terms of whether there will be a lot of bankruptcies, I would say that many producers have taken the risk of going ahead this year. As Mr. Terrault was saying earlier, we asked the Quebec and federal governments to tell us in advance that the programs would be adapted, that we could go ahead and that they would compensate for the losses related to COVID-19.
We all know that the current sector has labour issues. In Quebec, we still need more than 3,000 foreign workers for the harvest. Over the next few weeks—