Halifax newspaper says it's 'puzzled' by the government's call for an inquiry

A Halifax newspaper whose newsroom has been on strike for 18 months says it is puzzled by the Nova Scotia government's call for an inquiry.

Ian Scott, the chief operating officer at The Halifax Chronicle-Herald, says an Industrial Inquiry Commission is considered a final option, yet the union has not moved a single complaint forward through the Labour Relations Board.

The Nova Scotia government says the industrial inquiry commission is set to begin work next month, 18 months after unionized editorial staff went on strike over the company's proposed contract.