Mr. Speaker, I certainly have thought about the comments made by my colleague across the way. He makes it sound as though Canada's agricultural sector is really going down the tubes.
I would point out to him that annual exports in agriculture have risen from $13 billion to $22 billion over the last five years, the term of the government. That seems to be quite an increase in the amount of production and quite a success story for a major section of the economy in agriculture.
I would also like to point out that our supply managed commodities sector economy is doing very well at the same time. We are up $250 million in exports from 1995 to 1998, a three year time period. We are up $1.3 billion last year alone. Dairy receipts have increased by $299 million.
When we talk about the increases in the millions and billions of dollars in exports—