Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Cypress Hills—Grasslands for his question.
There is some merit in what the member is proposing. However, to have done that the government would have had to have brought the 70 grain weighers into the labour standards of Canada as opposed to the Public Service Staff Relations Act which they are currently under.
The more important question was noted by my colleague from Winnipeg Centre when he talked about the number of people that were brought in. I recall specifically the member talking about the prison guards who are not affected because they are essential workers, but nevertheless they have been drawn in under the terms of reference of this all-encompassing piece of legislation.