Robert Lloyd Wenman
I am sorry that the Hon. Member who just spoke did not attend the committee hearings. We made amendments on behalf of all of these groups. We were their spokesmen in committee. We protected their right to be heard. Once they were heard, we presented amendments on their behalf for discussion. Many of those amendments were accepted.
Hopefully, the Conservative Party has signalled to Canadians that it is open to hearing and willing to working in a manner of co-operation, open-mindedness and civility. We want to end the tone of confrontation which has been featured in Canada far too long. We will be a government of reason which will be open to all groups and representative of the broadest cross-section of our society.
I thank the House for the opportunity to speak on this subject. I look forward to an opportunity in the fall when we can begin to study these appropriate and important issues in more detail.
Subtopic: CANADA LABOUR CODE
Sub-subtopic: MEASURE TO AMEND