Mr. Speaker, last week I had the opportunity of travelling out west with the agriculture committee. In all of those meetings I asked the farmers how many of them had applied for AIDA. All of them put up their hands. I also asked those same farmers how many of them had received money from AIDA. Almost no one put up their hand.
What the farmers said was that they need money and they need it now. Will the agriculture minister please tell us how he will get cash into those poor farmers pockets who were denied AIDA by Christmastime?