I wonder. I am as sympathetic to the farmer as the next guy who has worked a plot as big as I have. A farming friend - a brother, in fact - once let me know how you can spot a 40 cent a post cost hog farm from a 80 cent a pound one. One survives these times while others do not.
But not if the market is not allowed to have its way so today's question is, as a matter of policy, why is it not right to spend public money supporting private enterprise sometimes and not others? When is it not right for a Federal Minister to say that Ottawa will help Canada's "XYZ" sector bring itself in line with market realities?