I regret it. It is a great mistake on the part of the government to have laid off these men who have great knowledge of the agricultural problems and who were helping the farmers all the time. Numerous protests have been sent to the minister without any satisfactory reply; what was received was just an acknowledgment from his secretary. Petition after petition has been sent to him from the farmers of my riding asking to have these men reinstated.
The minister gives the farmers what they do not ask for; he gives them schemes, but they do not want schemes, they want help from these experts. One of the greatest blunders he has made since he has been head of the department was to lay off these able men.