Mr. Leonel Beaudoin (Richmond):
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43,1 seek the unanimous consent of the House to discuss a very urgent and important matter.
In view of the fact that the spiralling costs of farm products will certainly cause a great many farmers to go bankrupt in the near future, since there will be, according to the Minister of Agriculture's estimation, a 12 per cent reduction in their net income, also that the government will immediately have to do the utmost, at least to meet the demand of consumers for the next few years and maintain farm production at its current level, and finally that inflation is also driving farmers into bankruptcy, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Lotbiniere (Mr. Fortin):
That the House of Commons may discuss the problem with which farmers are faced due to exorbitant production costs, so that steps may be taken to help farmers obtain supplies at reasonable prices.
Subtopic: PROPOSED MEASURE TO REDUCE PRODUCTION COSTS- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43