Mr. Speaker, I want to correct the hon. member's allegation to the effect that the interview shown on the CTV network referred to an internal study done by CIDA. The study was conducted seven
years ago by an external consultant and refers to a behaviour which clearly is associated with another era.
It is true that the Auditor General criticized in rather strong terms some CIDA programs, but he also congratulated all those who work in that field for the good will, the integrity and the efficiency they display in most situations.
It is unfortunate that some, like the member opposite, insist on a few bad cases and forget the importance of international development throughout the world.