Thank you very much.
Please let me know when there are two minutes left, because I'm sharing my time with Ms. Ludwig.
Thank you all for being here. It's quite interesting to hear about women's businesses and what you're doing to help women's businesses. When I was in Bangladesh, they were talking about how women's enrolment in business, or empowerment in business, would contribute 3% to the GDP. Thank you for bringing that figure from Newfoundland's perspective.
I find there are a lot of challenges that women are facing, and having been a small and medium-sized enterprise myself who worked with business owners, I know it is very difficult to figure out how to go through government contracting.
I'm wondering whether any of your membership, as you're advocating on their behalf or training them, have looked at OSME, the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises.
I'm going to give you two questions, and maybe you could address them that way. There's also the innovation fund. Are they approaching that fund to be more innovative?
From a Newfoundland perspective, you talked about micro-businesses, and I guess Royal Bank used to be very supportive of micro-businesses. How do you gel those micro-businesses synergistically so that they can bid on programs?
My last question is, would you like an American system whereby they set aside 5% of the government procurement for women-owned businesses?