Madam Speaker, that is actually a pretty good question coming from the Reform Party. He has probably overshot his mark but it is a good question.
The answer goes something like this. We trust farmers. Farmers know their business very well. They know whom to pick to represent their best interests. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind for a minute that they will pick outstanding representatives of their interests to sit on the board.
The Reform Party has members from Saskatchewan. I suspect some of these members may have heard of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, a pretty successful organization. Would the member not agree? What does it have? It has farmers who sit on its board through its system of delegation and selection. They do a pretty darn good job. Look at the growth of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. It has done well.
If farmers can do a very good job of representing farmers' interests on the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, I suspect they can do a job that is equally good or perhaps even better on the Canadian Wheat Board.
In this whole thing we have to trust farmers. They have good judgment, something the Reform Party does not seem to get.