brief experience in public life that the wheels of Government move slowly, and one cannot accomplish all th-at he sets out to do, and I am sorry that Mr. Johnston's salary does not stand at $6,000 instead of $5,000. I still have some hopes that before Parliament adjourns in some way or an-
other some suitable recognition of Mr. Johnston's services may be made. For the moment, I am' sorry the salary has to stand at $5,000, but I thank the hon. gentleman for what he has said. I cannot speak too highly of Mr. Johnston. He is a very efficient, loyal and painstaking officer.
It is very pleasing to hear the words of commendation that the hon. -member has been good enough to express in regard to Mr. John-ston, the most efficient deputy of the Department of Marine and Fisheries. I quite agree with all the hon. member has said, and, without committing any breach of confidence with my colleagues, I might say that I have been on various occasions fighting very strenuously to put the efficient and able Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries on the same footing as the efficient deputy in charge of the Naval Service.