Mr. Maurice Foster (Algoma):
Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Agriculture and it concerns the
July 15, 1988
desperate drought situation in many districts and counties of Ontario and in some areas of Quebec.
After the federal-provincial Ministers' meeting two days ago, the Minister announced that the same assistance would be provided in Ontario and Quebec as has been provided in the West. So far the only program is the livestock program in the West.
Will the same $60 per head of breeding cow be provided in the Ontario counties and districts affected? Will the same $15 per acre of assistance in tax deferral be provided for Ontario counties and districts affected? When will application forms be available? Will the funds be provided on the same date as they are being provided in western Canada, which I assume is using the starting date of July 1 with payments being made sometime in late August? Could the Minister clarify those issues?
Sub-subtopic: DROUGHT IN ONTARIO-ASSISTANCE FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS