Mr. Speaker, the federal government is using the strategic plan on agriculture to establish national standards for the agricultural support program from coast to coast.
The Prime Minister recently wrote to the President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and I quote:
The current approach is irreconcilable with the principle by which all Canadians are equal, regardless of where they live in the country.
How can the government justify to Quebec's farmers the fact that it is destroying all of the agricultural programs that have worked for 30 years because the Prime Minister wants to standardize support programs from coast to coast? Everyone is treated the same, is that the price they have to pay to be Canadian?