Mr. Speaker, I listened with interest to the comments of the hon. member from the Bloc. I know agriculture is very important in Quebec. I agree with a lot of her comments about getting fairness and equality and about the arrogance of this Liberal government in dealing with some of these questions.
We in the west as farmers have known this for over three decades. In early 1970 when western farmers asked the prime minister of that day to help them market some of their wheat, they got the finger. That was how much the Liberals cared for agriculture.
I wonder what my hon. colleague would say to the farmers who have been continually losing through these strikes by paying huge demurrage charges and by losing sales. This year especially, when they already have an income crisis, they will be asked to bear again all these extra costs. They have no recourse; they are helpless. They have to accept these losses and they have no way to reclaim them by pricing their product higher.
What would the answer be to help these farmers because of the losses they have had to bear time and time again because of the arrogant government's attitude toward western grain farmers?