Mr. Speaker, this tyranny of the monopoly has to end. That is clear. The wheat board minister is dictating poverty to organic farmers.
John Husband is the president of the organic special products group. He has clearly stated that the wheat board is killing value added in western Canada.
The Canadian Wheat Board does not represent organic growers. It does not market their grain and farmers do not want it to start marketing that grain. Yet the minister continues to support the wheat board's oppressive monopoly.
Does the minister believe that granting organic farmers an exemption poses some threat to other wheat and barley producers?