I had an experience similar to that of the hon. member for Qu'Appelle. I found that in certain areas these foods were distributed without regard to whether people needed them. I made a protest, and the answer I received was that the federal regulations did not state whether or not a person had to be in need in order to receive the food.
The reason I protested was that in the marginal areas adjacent to the federal drought area there was a great deal of distress, and apparently the people in that area were not eligible for the distribution of these supplies. I protested, and the answer I received was that the people outside the federal drought area, no matter how much distress there might be, were not eligible for the distribution of this food.