Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Human Resources Development is persecuting Quebec farmers, particularly those in eastern Quebec.
Each time family farm operators hire a son, daughter, spouse or relative, they are harassed by Revenue or Employment Canada officials.
They are practically treated like criminals. Officials almost automatically suspect them of trying to defraud the system. If a farming operation is recognized by Revenue Canada, why do HRDC officials hound its owner?
I find this attitude unacceptable and ask that the minister give the necessary instructions to put an immediate stop to this demoralizing practice.