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Dairy Producer's Under Attack
Hon. Don Boudria (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of International Trade.
Mr. Darrel Stinson: More Liberal bull.
Hon. Don Boudria: I am sorry to interrupt the member because I want to ask something about agriculture which is obviously not important to him. I want to ask the Minister of International Trade about Canada's--
Some hon. members: Oh, oh!
The Speaker: Order, please. The hon. member for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell has the floor and we will want to be able to hear his question.
Hon. Don Boudria: Mr. Speaker, I think that the record will show that the Tories would not allow questions on agriculture today.
Dairy farmers are calling upon the Government of Canada to act on its commitment to supply management. Imports of dairy ingredients are eroding our domestic market and incomes as a result of a trade tribunal decision. The minister has said that he would leave no stone unturned to help the dairy farmers. Does that include article--
The Speaker: The hon. Minister of International Trade.
Hon. Jim Peterson (Minister of International Trade, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I want to commend the hon. member. This House owes him a debt of gratitude for the work he has done on behalf of our milk producers.
As far as our milk producers are concerned, our number one priority is to ensure that supply management is protected even though it is under attack at the WTO.
We have to consider whether or not measures, such as article XXVIII, would be conducive to a good result in terms of supply management at the WTO. However I can assure the House we know at this time that farmers are under attack.