Mr. Speaker, on May 11, more than 350 dairy farmers delivered 28 bags of skim milk powder to the four ministers concerned with supply management and to the Prime Minister, to get Canada to use article XXVIII of the GATT in order to prevent unrestricted imports of several dairy ingredients.
The Minister of International Trade should be aware of the risk these imports represent to supply management and should use article XXVIII of the GATT.
While the minister is telling us that now is not the time to institute new tariff quotas under article XXVIII, unrestricted imports of dairy ingredients are threatening our supply management system.
The minister must take action immediately to limit the imports of ingredients that are replacing domestic milk and to really strengthen the supply management system.
I also want to take this opportunity to wish Quebeckers a happy St. Jean Baptiste Day.