Mr. Speaker, that is right. It is the arrogance of this government which is denying people their democratic right, which was the general theme of my speech. It does not matter who it is. The House of Commons has the democratic right to challenge and hold the government accountable, but it rams through its legislation because the Prime Minister says that what he wants he gets. That type of attitude has to be stopped. The member is absolutely right.
His question was: How can we have back to work legislation for people who have not gone on strike? If the government says it made a mistake and they were not designated as being essential, is that a problem for this side of the House? No, it is a problem over there, but the government is trying to co-opt us into fixing its mistakes. That is not our responsibility.
Our responsibility is to stand for the democratic rights of ourselves and others in this country. We all agree that these people have the democratic right to strike and to bargain freely, yet this government, through all the things it has done over the years, has not shown a great deal of good faith in dealing with its workers.
Here we are today having to deal with an issue in which the government and its employees are at a deadlock and people who have no control of the situation, who have no influence, are being held for ransom. That is the issue that we have to deal with.