moved for leave to introduce Bill C-283, an act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (audits).
Mr. Speaker, it gives me pleasure to rise in this House and introduce this private members' bill to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (audit).
Currently the auditor general does not have the authority to audit the Canadian Wheat Board. Over the years, the auditor general has provided a valuable service to Canadians by pointing out waste in federal government as well as showing where Canadians have received value for their money.
Western farmers and Canadians in general have demanded legislation that would make the Canadian Wheat Board more accountable to producers.
This bill endeavours to do exactly that and probably restore the faith of farmers in the Canadian Wheat Board.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.