Mr. Vic Althouse (Mackenzie):
Madam Speaker, my question is for the Acting Prime Minister.
I have been at farm meetings where the Prime Minister has spelled out very firmly his support of supply management and single desk marketing agencies. I listened to the minister of trade say a week or two ago that that was still the policy of the government.
Yesterday the Minister of Agriculture announced what he calls a dual marketing system for barley which seriously undermines the single desk capabilities of the Canadian Wheat Board.
Can the minister explain why this change in policy?