we have only taken a part this session, these items should not appear. When this government is called upon to bring down its own estimates and to initiate all these works, it is not surprising that we should fail to see eye to eye with the preceding government. That happens whenever there is a change of government. The committee will note the large contribution we have had to make this year for St. John; we have provided a sum for St. John far greater than was ever provided before, and that has been due to the urgent necessities which have arisen st that port. I do not think it is fair, because an item has been left out of this year's estimates, to conclude that the work is dropped or that it will not be resumed, or that at another time the government will not make provision for carrying on that work. I may say that in no case where the work was under contract, and where an interruption would have been absolutely prejudicial, has that interruption taken place. We have taken the estimates under review in all the provinces, according to our best judgment, and have done the best we could for urgent works with the means at our disposal.