Mr. Speaker, I have been listening to what sounds like the government using a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito. It is too little too late in many cases.
I have in my riding a number of PSAC union members who work at the base in Dundurn for the Department of National Defence. They are actually situated in the same grouping as the grain workers. I have been in contact with them over the last few days. They are very upset that they will be taken out of the bargaining process for no reason other than the government wanting to wholesale everybody back to work. They think it is ridiculous. I feel for them. In fact, they have many concerns that I would personally support as a Reform Party member.
What are the thoughts of the member for Brandon—Souris on why the government would not have brought in final offer selection long ago to prevent these strikes or lockouts from ever happening in the first place?