Mr. Speaker, I certainly thank the member opposite for the question. He speaks of vision, leadership and direction.
Need I point out to him that in 1997 the New Democratic Party had a shopping list of $17.6 billion in additional spending? How much of that was geared toward subsidy for agriculture? How much was geared to help our farmers? A measly $11 million.
Imagine that they would now support leadership and direction when they had absolutely nothing to say about agriculture and the supports necessary.
Shame on the NDP.