I appreciate that. But what has happened since we put through the main estimates? I certainly thought we put through a very generous list, and we raised no great exception to them. What exigencies have arisen since then to necessitate another list of this length? Again I protest against bringing in at the last moment a lot of supplementary items which might just as well have been included in the main estimates.
If my hon. friend will reflect for a. moment he will realize that the engineers of the Public Works department are carrying on their work all the time, and as their reports come in they are included in the main estimates, or if too late for these, they are embodied in the supplementaries.
About thirty years ago the late Sir Richard Cartwright, while looking at the list of votes for Nova Scotia, asked the question, "Is there a cove forgotten?" I would repeat the question to the minister.
I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate doth agree to the amendment made by the House of Commons to Bill No. 184 respecting the Calgary and Fernie Railway Company without any amendment.
I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate that the Senate doth insist upon their seventeenth amendment made to Bill No. 70 to amend the Pension Act, to which the House of Commons hath disagreed, for the following reasons, that it is not advisable to further extend the ground for relief; but doth not insist upon their third, fourteenth and sixteenth amendments, to which the House of Commons hath disagreed.