November 19, 2014 (41st Parliament, 2nd Session)

NDP

Réjean Genest (Interjection)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Réjean Genest

Mr. Speaker, in the process of creating a new variety, there is a stage called licensing. All kinds of tests are done at that stage. Licensing costs a fortune. Some would say it costs an arm and a leg. Individuals do not always have the means to create a special horticultural variety and licensing their product. They will be bought out by someone else. Much like copyright royalties on a CD, individuals will get only pennies, almost nothing.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Agricultural Growth Act
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