Of course I cannot speak for the government on a general proposition of that nature. I was entrusted by my colleagues with the responsibility of negotiating some arrangement whereby we might enable these men to continue in employment for the winter. As I have pointed out, the situation here was that if there was closure of the mine not only would there be discontinuance of employment but there would be men thrown out of accommodation in an isolated community a week before Christmas. It was with that unique situation in mind that we have been able to find a solution to that particular problem.
Subtopic: BRITISH COLUMBIA-ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTINUED OPERATION OF HOWE SOUND COMPANY