Mr. Speaker, the Reform Party is very serious. We want to see the government re-prioritize its spending.
Why is the government giving billions of dollars in subsidies to profitable big businesses every year? I wonder if my hon. friend would answer that. Companies that are making profits of $200 million a year are still getting subsidized by the government. We are arguing that should not be happening.
We are saying that there should be a trade distortion adjustment program put in place that protects farmers from the hurt caused by unfair foreign subsidies. We believe that it should be financed to a large degree by farmers. I do not think anybody argues with that. We want to see a long term program put in place that is GATT green and that protects farmers in the long run and not this ad hoc, trade distorting approach that the government is currently engaged in that ultimately helps one in two farmers. The farmers who do get some help sometimes are getting $8 cheques from the government after spending $500 to do the accounting for these stupid programs.