Mr. Speaker, the member may want to recall a number of instances in which both the minister of agriculture and I have made clear to the United States administration our complete
disagreement with their allegation that Canadian grain exports to the United States are subsidized.
We have taken every occasion to underline that basic position to the United States administration, as recently as my visit to Washington last week. We explored with the United States administration how they came to make this contention. We have agreed to meet with them further on this subject toward the end of June.
However, as the hon. member will know, the United States has imposed on itself a deadline of mid-July for a resolution of this issue in one way or the other.