This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of our economy, helping to create jobs for Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Our government is committed to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation to support the growth of small businesses in Canada.
I’m very proud to stand, today, to recognize the work of Futurprenur Canada as the host of Global Entrepreneurship week. Futurpreneur Canada is a non-profit that encourages entrepreneurship by providing young Canadians with financing and mentorship. They’ll be hosting some 300 activities taking place across the country, connecting entrepreneurs with potential collaborators, mentors and investors.
Mr. Speaker, I am personally looking forward to attending a few Global Entrepreneurship Week activities here in Ottawa and I encourage all my colleagues to do the same.