Mr. Speaker, last week the Minister of Finance released his “please vote for me” mini-budget.
Canadian farmers are asking why they were not included in the Liberals' vision. The answer is plain and simple. The Liberal Party has never cared about Canadian farm families.
In fact, agriculture was continuously cut and ignored while the Prime Minister was finance minister. If we look in this fall's mini-budget, we will find no money for farmers, and the word “agriculture” is not even mentioned.
Meanwhile, the Liberals' ineffective support programs, increased costs and high taxes have forced farmers out of business.
Farm families across Elgin—Middlesex—London and this country are wondering when they will see a government that understands their concerns. I can tell them it is only days away.