Hon. André Ouellet (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, perhaps the hon. member did not like the answer he was given. As a matter of fact, he has just confirmed having received an answer. He may not like it, but he must understand that arrangements between government employees and Treasury Board are made under the applicable collective agreements, which are honoured by the government.
Should we exceed our powers and not comply with the terms of these arrangements, the hon. member would be the first one to complain that we are not respecting collective agreements.
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