I thank the minister 'or the help he gave me last year in the way of work done in my constituency, but I regret that quite often reports are delayed by the engineers in the Quebec branch. I hope that in future they will be more careful and will not suggest putting timber on rotten boards, as they have done in the past.
I wish to express my appreciation of the kindly disposition shown by my predecessor, the ex-Minister of Public Works, and by the opposition in passing my estimates generally. In fact hon. members opposite including all groups have been very kind and I do greatly appreciate the consideration they have shown.