Mr. Claude Wagner (Saint-Hyacinthe):
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, I request the unanimous consent of the House to present a motion dealing with an important matter of national urgency.
Given the fact that under the new dairy policy Quebec industrial milk producers stand to lose over $100 million in income; that, by the Minister of Agriculture's own admission, producers have generally respected their quotas and are in no way responsible for the present surpluses, and that, consequently, those producers should not be penalized for an over-production to which they did not contribute, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Joliette (Mr. La Salle):
That the government accept the principle of a compensatory subsidy to those Quebec milk producers who, in the last dairy year, have respected their quotas, or that it exempt them from the pertinent provisions of its dairy policy; that, in addition, the government defer application of its new policy on the feed grains transport subsidy until such time as the producers concerned have been consulted and the new substitute programs promised by the government have been announced.
Sub-subtopic: PRODUCERS-CANCELLATION OF FEED GRAIN SUBSIDY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43