Mr. Speaker, Quebec produces more than 60% of Canada's fine cheeses.
Our cheese producers will be hit the hardest by imports of more than 17,000 tonnes of subsidized European cheese. It will be our producers who pay the price for this unprecedented competition. Our cheese producers have been abandoned by Ottawa, because $25 million a year for four years divided among all the provinces is an insult to an industry that we have every reason to be proud of.
Will the minister listen to cheese producers and the Government of Quebec and propose a real assistance package?