I knew that your answer would be short, and I like that.
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture was asking for $2.6 billion in emergency funding. You announced $252 million in assistance. I want to be honest with you. Clearly, this amount falls far short of the mark. You also seem to be saying that all these amounts are new money, when this isn't the case. How do you explain this?
Last Thursday, two days after your announcement, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the Union des producteurs agricoles and other agricultural organizations sounded the alarm by saying that the amounts were clearly insufficient.
What's your response?