Anybody who knows the committee process knows full well it is those organizations that have a concern about a bill that are put to the front of the queue. They are the ones who are heard more than anyone else. Organizations, individuals and in this case farmers who are happy with the bill or just have some minor reservations about it do not seek to come before the committee. So, yes, we had a number of organizations concerned about the so-called exclusion clause and they were allowed to come before the committee.
In the House of Commons on February 17th, 1998. See this statement in context.