|These comments are direct quotations from the Hansard
Agricultural Policy Framework
Louis Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, BQ): Mr.
Speaker, the Canadian agricultural income stabilization program only
provides grain producers with compensation based on the average price of
grain for the past five years, a depressed price because of U.S. and
European subsidies. Unfortunately, Ottawa's rigidity forces Quebec and its
farmers to apply blanket Canada-wide rules and precludes the development
of truly suitable programs.