Minister Bibeau, you understand that this is a complex matter. The calculator may be very useful, but it doesn't send money to farmers the following week. We must remember that this crisis has been going on for almost two months and that people across Canada are on hiatus. The issues are piling up for our farmers.
I want to address the AgriRecovery program. Last week, you announced two $50-million packages, one for pork producers and one for beef producers. However, we're hearing that this money isn't currently available.
Minister Bibeau, as you know, the issues are affecting pork and beef producers right now. I'll provide a concrete example that concerns pork production in my constituency. Again last night, I spoke with producers. Hogs are being held in buildings because the processors can't meet the demand, given the physical distancing requirement that must be met in the plants where the meat is cut. This is causing a major issue. Some hogs are already 15 or 20 kilos heavier than the weight at which they would normally be slaughtered. The slaughter can't be delayed indefinitely. At this time, euthanasia is by no means out of the question. We mustn't forget that the piglets are already in the building. It's a matter of circumstances here.
What's your solution for producers, under these conditions?