Mr. Speaker, cattle farmers from Algoma and other areas are back in Ottawa today because they are facing another crisis.
When Jack Tindall was here in 2004, he spoke for 200 Algoma farmers. Now that number is far less and the same story is unfolding across Canada. Beef farmers face mounting bills, ineffective support programs from Conservative and Liberal governments, and unfair trade barriers.
Will the government put more money into the agri-stability program and give it some teeth, so it can actually work for northern Ontario beef farmers?