Mr. Speaker, the issue of microcredit is of great interest to Canada.
Since this week is International Cooperation Week, I would like to point out that, through the Canadian International Development Agency, Canada supports microcredit projects in several countries, including Vietnam and Haiti.
Last week, in Montreal, I had the opportunity to announce a microcredit project to take place in the Czech Republic, in partnership with Développement international Desjardins. We are
pleased to support this kind of project and we intend to increase our efforts in this area.