Mr. Speaker, one of the strangest and oddest things about this back to work legislation has been the fact that the correction officers, who are being lumped into the back to work legislation, are not on strike. They are being ordered back to work even though they are not on strike. When the President of the Treasury Board was asked about that oddity, that strange set of circumstances, his reaction was that corrections officers are designated essential so they cannot strike. We all knew that, but there are 600 or 800 of them who somehow slipped through the cracks. The government is using this back to work legislation to plug that hole, to patch up that anomaly.
What does the hon. member think about trying to use back to work legislation as a vehicle to slide under the table or to sneak in other things which are not even related, which are completely secondary objectives? My personal feeling is, if the government wanted to designate these other workers as being essential, why did it not come in through the front door and do it honestly so we could have an open debate? It should not try to sneak it in under the table. I would ask the member to comment on that.