You brought up the Prime Minister. He made an interesting comment during question period yesterday about how farmers should be happy with paying the carbon tax because they're actually gaining revenue from that. You talked about being a price-taker, and we have brought forward the fact that eliminating the carbon tax from agriculture would be an opportunity to help during this time. It would be more money in producers' pockets.
I did an Order Paper question earlier this year asking the department for the data on the impact the carbon tax would have on agriculture. I was really shocked when I got the answer back last week that those documents are “secret”. Apparently, there's some national secret in the impact that the carbon tax has on agriculture.
I would like your opinion. Do you think that agriculture should know the impact of the carbon tax? Do you think that during this COVID pandemic farmers should be thankful that they're making revenue off the carbon tax?