Thank you for your question.
I think that in many ways, given the process put before farmers, their voices have been stifled. This is a government that said it was going to hold consultations with farmers shortly after it was re-elected. None of that occurred.
The Canadian Wheat Board did talk with farmers. In seven meetings across the Prairies, we had attendance of over 2,100 farmers. I had a telephone town hall with farmers. There were 17,000 people on the line. Farmers are aware of the changes being made here. They obviously had the opportunity to express their views in the plebiscite, and they did so in large numbers—in record numbers.
That's the real mandate we have as a board and as an organization. That's why we're proceeding, using whatever resources we have, to make sure that the benefits of the single desk—some $500 million a year—are maintained.
That's where the farmers' voices are.