Mr. Speaker, your namesake is an experienced member of the legislature and he would know that any statement of that kind would have a very negative effect on the bargaining process.
It would be unseemly for the member to make that suggestion. Certainly it would be for those responsible for labour. As I said at the outset, we believe that the collective bargaining process is the way to settle labour-management disputes. We offered our services. We have the good fortune that the parties have understood that message, have come back to the table and they are now using a federal mediator.
I hope the hon. member and his party would be supportive of what is clearly the kind of process we should follow in a good private enterprise system.