Mr. Speaker, the agricultural economy has reached the point of no return. The raid blockades are having a disastrous impact on the market, so disastrous that farmers are telling me they may run out of food for their animals this week. Meanwhile, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food was all smiles in Washington, where she had her picture taken with officials from Mexico and Argentina.
Can the minister tell us why she was not in the country during a time of major crisis?
What does she have to say to farmers who are extremely concerned about this government's lack of leadership?