Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question.
The fight against malaria is one of our government's priorities. This morning I announced that Canada will provide $20 million to the Canadian Red Cross for a program to distribute 2.5 million free bed-nets in Africa.
Canada's new government has already invested more than $46 million in the fight against malaria.
According to Canadian Red Cross authorities, an estimated 53,000 to 88,000 lives may be saved by this program.