Mr. Speaker, it is the first day of summer and Canadians are sparking up their barbecues.
Steak prices have not dropped, farm debt is rising and packer profits are soaring. We are living through the worst agricultural crisis in memory and two U.S. food giants are making out like bandits. Cargill and Tyson control over 80% of the slaughter capacity in this country.
What steps will the minister take to ensure a guaranteed floor price and protection against predatory pricing practices from these U.S. food giants?