Mr. Speaker, my supplementary question is for the Minister of Human Resources Development.
If mediation is not successful I would like to remind the minister that back in 1986 the government legislated the longshoremen back to work.
The hon. member then represented Winnipeg-Fort Garry, now Winnipeg South Centre. He said at that time: "We would support the bill primarily and fundamentally because of the situation faced by western farmers".
Will the government make the same commitment today to legislate the west coast longshoremen back to work under these circumstances?