Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Minister, you say that you have agriculture's back, but the announcements you made last week have been universally panned by the agriculture sector as being woefully short of what is needed.
To put that in perspective, Dr. Sylvain Charlebois said we are at the real risk of losing 15% of our farms. That is 30,000 farm families that are at risk of bankruptcy.
Do you have any idea what the ramifications of losing 30,000 farms would be on the security of our food supply and the cost of groceries on the store shelves?