Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for, I suspect, some ambitions that I may have, although I was not aware of them. Maybe he could tell me where he has been getting these particular pieces of information. However, things are strange in this world of politics, so one never knows.
I am the member for Brandon—Souris and I accept that there are members from Manitoba who represent other ridings, perhaps not as well as Conservative members in Manitoba, but they do represent them all the same.
I will try to answer the question from the hon. member of the NDP. As he is probably aware, with respect to zones or regional rates of pay, an offer was placed on the table by Treasury Board. As I understand it, PSAC table two has even agreed to a massaging of the zones at the present time from ten zones to seven zones.
As to his other comments about breaking our promises, I would suspect that we have not broken as many promises as the Liberals have broken. We can talk about the GST, the NAFTA, the EH-101, Pearson airport and a lot of other things, but we do not break our promises. We negotiate honourably and sensibly and try to make it as best we can for labour-management relations.