Mr. Speaker, the hon. member who just asked the question and his party were one of a number of people and parties that asked us a year ago to do something to assist producers so that the precipitous drop in incomes in 1998 in comparison to previous years could be assisted. We did that. We put $900 million in, along with the $600 million.
It was in comparison. It was made very clear at the time, for 1998 versus the average for the reference years before that, that is what the program does. That is helping. It is not helping everyone to the extent that we would like it to, but we are doing all we can possibly do.