Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his interest and collaboration.
We committed to doing more for farmers. That is a priority industry. However, I want to reiterate that farmers are encouraged to take full advantage of existing programs.
In recent years, the risk management programs have been providing an average of $1.6 billion and could provide more to meet needs. Programs such as AgriStability should be used first.
We announced new measures last week, and we will continue to meet the most pressing needs.