Mr. David D. Stupich (Nanaimo - Cowichan):
Madam Speaker, it seems to me the minister mentioned a very crucial difference when he says we lost. That is quite different.
We are dealing with an industry with 30,000 employees. One-fifteenth of our production of hogs has been going to the United States. This is going to be a dramatic blow to the farmers producing those hogs.
Does the minister have in mind any changes that can be made within Canada so that we will not lose our access to that American market? There are three more years being studied. At $18 million a year out of sales of $175 million, three times more, that is another $54 million; $72 million in total. The farmers cannot stand that.
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