Reform members do not want to listen. I know the facts really grate on them. When someone is given to ideology, it is very, very difficult to listen to facts. I invite them, if they would just put aside the ideology for just five minutes, maybe we could get through this.
With respect to the panel's specific recommendations regarding the board, the first recommendation was that the amendments should accommodate restructuring the governance of the Canadian Wheat Board in accordance with a number of guidelines.
Certainly Bill C-4 would restructure the Canadian Wheat Board from being a crown corporation with five appointed commissioners to a mixed enterprise where farmers would control the majority of the board of directors. I will get into that more when looking at the specific recommendations of the panel.
The second panel recommendation was to permit the Canadian Wheat Board to make cash purchases and that is in Bill C-4. The third recommendation was to permit the Canadian Wheat Board to make payments to farmers for grain storage and/or carrying costs. That is in Bill C-4.
We are just trying to teach these little children a few things. I know it is very difficult for the Reform Party. It is very difficult but we on this side will not give up.
The fourth recommendation was to allow deliveries to farmer owned condo storage without regard to the delivery quotas or contracts. That happens to be in Bill C-4.
The fifth recommendation was to permit the Canadian Wheat Board to purchase grain from other than an elevator, rail car or from any other origin. That is in Bill C-4.
These are just some facts to see if we can help these poor little members from the Reform Party.