Madam Speaker, I am glad that some Reformer are listening. It is too bad that they do not change their minds on any of these things. As I said, common sense is not in great currency over there on the Reform Party benches.
The opponents will also talk about dual marketing as if this is not the end of single desk selling and the end of the wheat board. Not only Judge Muldoon but many others and all those who look at this matter sensibly can see that this is the beginning of the end for the board.
This is another tactic by the Reform Party. It has nothing to do with wanting dual marketing. It is just a step along the way. It wants to get rid of the wheat board and will do anything it possibly can to ensure that. I note the Liberals cannot be trusted on the wheat board either. There has been very little in the last while to suggest this government would stand up for farmers in a pinch.
Word was mentioned of grain days. There was a grain day hearing in Rosetown in my riding. From past experience many might feel there would not be support for the wheat board although they voted overwhelmingly in favour of the barley plebiscite. It was a surprise to the local community that during that day not one person spoke out against the wheat board.
There are problems with Bill C-4 but there are greater problems with the approaches of the Reform Party and the Conservative Party which would get rid of the wheat board altogether. We need to look carefully and long and hard at the amendments that have been made. We need to do what we can to make sure the wheat board is there to support farmers into the future.