Mr. Speaker, I am quite interested in the comments by the hon. NDP member.
The member knows that in western Canada the grain issue and work stoppages have been going on for the last 30 years. I also run into a number of problems where workers are migrating from one part of the country to another.
If I am right, unemployment insurance is also discriminatory for some people who have worked in higher workfare areas such as B.C. and then have come to Manitoba and are unemployed. They are paid at a lower scale. There are a lot of inequities.
I liked his comment on final offer selection arbitration. We have talked to quite a few shippers in the last couple of years on transportation reform. This type of arbitration works quite well in some instances in other sectors such as the coal industry. There is some good in this. There should be enough common ground so that we can work toward the legislation and not have these interruptions any more. That is what western farmers want.