Mr. Speaker, today we are joined on Parliament Hill by farmers from the northern Alberta Peace region. They are here to ask why they are being denied federal aid to help them weather a 12-year drought.
While increased assistance was provided to farmers in the south hit by flooding, the government continues to ignore the pleas of Alberta's northern producers.
With the pittance offered in federal relief, farmers are forced to sell their herds and their lands to corporate enterprises.
When will the minister commit to provide this sorely needed assistance?