Mr. Speaker, this fall's harvest has been extremely difficult for Canadian farmers and the Liberals have made it worse. Liberal political blunders have cost Canadian farmers vital trade markets, and they added to that burden by implementing a devastating carbon tax.
This fall, farmers had to dry their grain and the carbon tax cost them billions of dollars, money they do not have, yet the agriculture minister still says she does not know how the carbon tax will impact farmers.
Through an Order Paper question, I asked the minister about an exemption for Canadian farmers from the carbon tax. In her response, she admitted she and her department, “does not have information concerning the administration of the federal carbon tax.” How can the Liberals implement a crippling carbon tax on Canadian agriculture without having any clue how it will impact hard-working farm families?
The Liberals must stop ignoring the data, give Canadian farmers credit for their conservation efforts and immediately exempt Canadian agriculture from the Liberals' crippling carbon tax.