Mr. Speaker, I was really enthralled with my hon. colleague's comments. He was very astute and very much to the point.
What is it that has really been accomplished by the Liberal government to help our farmers build into the secondary processing industry? There is so much value added that could be done by our farmers. What help have they been given? Instead, the government has reduced the ability of farmers to have the money to do the things they want to do. It has increased the costs for services rendered. It has increased their taxes instead of cutting taxes. All of these things go against farmers being independent.
I wonder if the hon. member would speak to that.