You are mistaken. The 80% of farmers that will be in default was in reference to Wayne Easter's home province of PEI. What does the APP have to do with an RMP program? If I remember correctly, Mr. Royal stated that OCA cannot support a class action suit which aims to sue the very government OCA must work with on a regular basis. It is unfortunate that many producers will default on their payments, but a Risk Management Program aims to reduce risk and provide some stability for the volatility farmers are exposed to on a regular basis. Managing risk and lump-sum loans are two different issues entirely.
I think part of the problem is that there are too many people asking for different things and it is easy for one of the weak links to slow the whole process down. At least there seems to be some coordination in Ontario but is it enough.
Feds need all the provinces....CFA, OFA, OCA, Ontario Pork....no wonder the cash does not flow.
It will be easy for the Federal government to plead poverty now with the deficit.