Madam Speaker, in reply to my colleague, yes it is true. It is very true that from time to time all over western Canada the chief executive officer of the wheat board and the wheat board determine where the rail cars go and what the allotment is. The farmer who grows the grain has no say whatsoever as to where that grain will go, through what port it will go and only the wheat board makes that decision.
We now have the opportunity with a new structure coming into the Hudson's Bay area to double or triple the amount of grain going. I have been told by these people that they can fill the terminals more cheaply in Montreal, Saint John and Halifax by going that route. If it is cheaper it should be done. Every time you can save the western Canadian farmer a dollar you should. The farmer should get the money and not the Canadian Wheat Board. The board should not get the money if it is not acting in the best interest of the farmer to bring about maximum returns, a statement you would not put into the wheat board itself.