In terms of the AgriRecovery initiatives, the programs must first be launched by the provinces before they are sent to the federal government for approval. So it is an arduous and lengthy process. Interpretations and results differ, depending on where the application comes from.
The AgriInsurance program raises a concern about crop insurance, for which some fruit and vegetable producers, particularly in the greenhouse sector, are not eligible. They are producing fruit and vegetables without crop insurance, yet they too face risks. Furthermore, Mr. Terrault mentioned earlier the concept of normal loss that we have in Quebec and that does not exist anywhere else in Canada. In fact, Quebec's participation rate in the crop insurance program is the lowest of all the other Canadian provinces. That is why harmonization among the provinces would be desirable.
Risk management programs should be improved for producers who invest and implement loss limits. For example, some people produce under a cover or a net, have better crop rotation or distribute their production geographically. Some producers invest to reduce their risk but do not benefit from the protection they get, whether it is crop insurance or insurance under AgriStability.
Therefore, with the current climate change, if we wanted to encourage people to protect themselves or get insurance, this would be a good way to do it.