Mr. Speaker, I listened with intent to my colleague from the Conservative Party. It almost sounds like he wants to have it both ways. However, I do agree with him on the fact that the government of the day is responsible for the current impasse. He is absolutely correct when he says that.
The only reason we are having this debate today is that when the back to work legislation was presented by the minister the NDP and the Bloc stood to force it. The Conservatives, Reform members and the Liberals all sat down. That is the reason we are having this debate. But that is another story and in my speech I will talk about it.
My question for the member from Manitoba is this. I am sure the hon. member is fully aware of the Liberal broken promise on regional rates of pay. He is sitting next to the member for Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough who has briefed him on the regional rates of pay issue and the fact that the Liberals broke their promise on it. If they broke the promise they made in 1993, what makes him or his party think that this government has any credibility when it comes to fair bargaining with PSAC workers?