Mr. Speaker, when it is a question of a blockade that has been paralyzing a major, crucial piece of infrastructure like a rail system in the middle of winter for 13 days, of course there are some extreme concerns, at least for the near future, and it is our duty to address those concerns. Indeed, we have a responsibility to negotiate peacefully and reach a consensus, considering the source of the conflict.
If we begin with the principle that we must negotiate and consider the serious concern raised by my colleague, we must strike a balance between safety and liberty. After 13 days, the government still has yet to reveal a contingency plan.
What do they plan to do in the coming hours and days to ensure the supply of energy and major commodities, like agricultural products and so on?
What is the contingency plan? We are going to have to take a serious look at this issue all together.