Mr. Adrien Lambert (Bellechasse):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege to remedy a situation and inform you that I particularly care about certain privileges.
Yesterday, during the oral question period, I put a question to the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Olson) concerning the steps the government intends to take to help the Quebec farmers who, because of poor weather conditions, are having a hard time storing the feed required for their herds over the winter months. The minister replied that the details of the assistance program had been sent to my office.
Mr. Speaker, I regret having to tell the minister that had I received the release on cash subsidies before the sitting yesterday, as several other members did, I should have been informed in good time. But I received it this morning only; that is why I protest and ask that steps be taken to ensure, in the future, that such important releases be sent to my office in good time.
I wish to add that I am happy the contents of the release prove that the minister took into account the representations I made to him; that I was happy to hear about it even on September 1 instead of August 31.
Subtopic: MR. LAMBERT (BELLECHASSE)-DELAY IN FORWARDING OF COMMUNIQUES FROM MINISTERS