Mr. Speaker, as I indicated in my response to the earlier question, this is a relatively new policy of the government.
The previous policy was the so-called division of the world. If it is the desire of the Bloc to go back to the so-called division of the world, where Air Canada has no routes in Asia and where Canadian has its routes severely limited in Europe, that is its policy.
I would like to know what the Bloc proposal is. We adopted a new policy 18 months to two years ago where we allowed competition on routes such as Hong Kong and the Japan route. Air Canada was allowed to dramatically expand its flights to Asia in particular and we are now in the process of waiting until the year 1998 to see how that new policy works out before making any change to it.