Mr. Vos and Mr. Nielsen, both of you made reference to democratic rights and the democratic piece that is so critical to all of us as Canadians, but I understand that you supported the government plebiscite on barley in 2007, obviously understanding that farmers' democratic autonomy was a good idea at that time. My question would be, what's changed? I put forward a motion in the House as part of our work as the official opposition, asking the government to put this issue to a vote, not to take one side or the other but first listen to farmers through a government-sanctioned plebiscite. They voted against that motion and have since sped up this entire process both in the House and at committee, ultimately preventing farmers from voting on the future of not just the CWB but, arguably, the industry.
My question is, what are your thoughts on the need to listen to farmers when it comes to the future of not only the CWB but also the agriculture industry on the Prairies?