Mr. Speaker, the question was: Why did it take so long?
All these delays are enormously costly. Meat packers, cattle feeder operations, everybody is suffering deep losses right now. The minister has said that he has approached cabinet for a compensation package. Producers and feeders have to know whether compensation is coming and, if it is, in what form.
When will the minister release the details of his mad cow compensation package? When will we hear it?