The minister does not have to be frightened of me but I suspect he is afraid to refer this bill to the committee on agriculture because there is a fault in the
bill that will be exposed and it will not work out to the advantage of his government. He must be frightened of referring it to the committee; otherwise, if he really wanted to do something for the farmers, he would say, "We will refer it to the committee where the farmers can examine it and make recommendations, where the discussion could be placed on the record and exposed to all hon. members of parliament," but he has not seen fit to do that.
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