Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

November 16, 2015 11:00 ET

Minister Chagger Salutes Canadian Entrepreneurs at the Beginning of Global Entrepreneurship Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 16, 2015) - On the occasion of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which began today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, made the following statement:

"Global Entrepreneurship Week is meant to honour the creativity-and tenacity-of the world's entrepreneurs. Through their energy and business acumen, they turn ideas into action.

"Canadians know the challenges and rewards of running a small business well. In this country, small and medium-sized enterprises employ 90 percent of the private sector workforce and contribute about 40 percent to Canada's gross domestic product.

"As a life-long resident of Waterloo, Ontario, one of this country's innovation hotbeds, I am familiar with the entrepreneurial spirit and how we must work together to sustain it."

"Our government is committed to helping small and medium-sized enterprises that seek to be more productive, innovative and export-oriented. As Minister of Small Business and Tourism, I will support businesses as they grow through trade and innovation."

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