-he concluded by saying:
I continue to hope we can resolve our differences over resource management and revenue sharing despite the fact that two legal actions have been launched. In the meantime, while these two court actions proceed, the federal government remains committed to working co-operatively with the government of Newfoundland in order to ensure that current oil and gas activity in the offshore continues.
I assure the hon. member that it is not our intention to bully; it is our intention to work co-operatively with the government of Newfoundland in the way indicated.
Subtopic: GOVERNMENT POSITION