Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for sharing his experience and for the real detail he went into talking about this issue.
What does it means to his constituents that there was nothing to deal with the processing capacity across Canada and with the impact that will have?
There was the announcement of a $50-million set-aside for cattle and $50 million for pork producers. This will come nowhere near addressing the culling of animals, even for dairy producers. Bill C-16 does not include funds to address the culling of animals resulting from not only the COVID-19 pandemic, but even the increased imports through USMCA.
What impact does it have that there is nothing to address the bottleneck in the processing capacity? How critical is this situation?