Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question. To try to understand the logic of the government is impossible. To ask me how I think the government thinks, it is impossible for me to get to that level. I am sorry but I cannot answer that question. At some point in time when a member of the government stands to speak perhaps the question would be better directed to him or her.
I still go back to my original comment. I cannot believe that a negotiated settlement could not be achieved in two years of negotiating. That shot my wildest dreams. I do not know why the Liberals would not go to binding arbitration. I know that the union has put that on the table before and they have not taken binding arbitration. I do not know why it was not extended in Bill C-19 so that grain would not be affected.
We recognize this is the pawn. We recognize the unions will use it. Let us be fair about it. They will use anything they possibly can to get the attention of a government that is not prepared to sit down and negotiate.