Mr. Speaker, it is now almost 10 months since the discovery of BSE in Canada and the closure of the American border to live beef imports. In all this time, the Liberal government has not come up with a viable solution for those affected.
BSE and the resulting border closure impacts not only the farmers of Dauphin--Swan River but farmers across the country and related industries.
Canadian farm families are facing disaster, having been abandoned by the Liberal government without any hope or help.
Politics created this problem. The only way to resolve it is through politics. This is about leadership. The question is: Will this Prime Minister show real leadership or simply stand by while the agriculture and agri-food industry are decimated?