Mr. Speaker, I share the hon. member's concern about the ex-employees of Singer.
However, I remind him that the Quebec Superior Court has already ruled the federal government is not a party to this particular transaction. The matter is presently being seized by the court. We expect to have a further ruling some time this summer and early fall. Therefore it is not appropriate for me to make a comment on the specific case until the courts have had an opportunity to dispense with it in their normal good judgment.