Yes, Mr. Speaker. There will be further discussions to delineate the areas that will be designated for some of the payments and, indeed, for fodder assistance and that sort of thing, but I have announced a fairly comprehensive program involving both levels of government to make sure the livestock industry remains viable in the entire area, as well as some additional cash grants.
Subtopic: ONTARIO AND QUEBEC-CROP DAMAGE BECAUSE OF ADVERSE WEATHER-FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCES ON ASSISTANCE
Mr. Speaker, the answer is yes. There have been very useful discussions with the Minister of Agriculture of Quebec and they have led to a comprehensive program that is going to be helpful and, indeed, more particularly to co-operation between the two levels of government in administering the various programs. I should advise the hon. member again that details of the whole package of programs have been sent to his office.
Subtopic: QUEBEC-REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE LEGISLATION TO COMPENSATE FARMERS FOR CROP DAMAGE
Mr. Speaker, the $400 that I announced this morning is only a very small part, in the case of many farmers, of the total assistance program which was made public a few days ago. The reason the first announcement was made a few days ago was that we wanted to assure all the people in the livestock industry that we were determined they would have adequate supplies of feed.
Subtopic: QUEBEC-PROGRAM TO ASSIST FARMERS AFFECTED BY CROP DAMAGE-REQUEST FOR FURTHER AID