Mr. Speaker, the hon. member knows that well over 20,000 farmers in Canada have received assistance from AIDA. We understand that not everyone who applied for AIDA met the criteria. We have made changes to AIDA and the net income stabilization program. For 1998-99, the federal government alone has put nearly $1.1 billion, more than was available a year ago, into their hands.
In the House of Commons on December 14th, 1999. See this statement in context.