Hon. Carol Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, knowing my hon. colleague over many years, I know his heart and soul are with Canadian farmers, and I agree with him totally.
The whole perception of biofuels being bad and causing a world of food shortage has been blown out of proportion. I really think it is essential for Canadian farmers to have the bill passed, that it be carried by all members in the House of Commons.
We have to look at the shortage of food in the world for many different reasons. There have been drought and frost. Western Canada has gone through years of drought. There have been storms, and we only need to look at China and Burma lately. There are many factors.
I would like to give the hon. member a few more minutes to state his case because he has done it very well so far.
Subtopic: Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999