A Statement from the Hon. Blaine Pedersen Minister of Growth Enterprise and Trade
te Boekhorst
13 Nov 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week is being held November 13th through to the  19th.  During this week, thousands of events are held  across 160 countries, inspiring millions of people to engage in entrepreneurial activities while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and investors. The initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations, including Canada's host organization, Futurpreneur Canada, being represented in the House today by our very own Joelle Foster. Global Entrepreneurship Week allows us to recognize entrepreneurs, and their businesses, as they are the backbone of Manitoba's economy. We came into office with a 10-point plan to grow the economy and increase our competitiveness, inspiring Manitoba companies to start here, grow here and flourish in the global marketplace. To support entrepreneurs in northern Manitoba, the Manitoba government has developed the Look North action plan. To make it easier for entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses, Manitoba launched the Red Tape Reduction Task Force in January last–of this last year. We also introduced red tape reduction legislation that will ensure the Manitoba government realizes measurable gains with respect to red tape reduction, now and into the future. I know that all members in this Chamber would agree that we owe much of our province's success to the thousands of entrepreneurs that support our economy, our communities and our families. I'd like to recognize two local entrepreneurs who have joined us today: Meghan Zahari from Bronuts, and Marvic Abarra with–from Caked with Love.  Madam Speaker I ask members of the Assembly today to stand and acknowledge these builders of our Manitoba economy.

Thank you.

Megan te Boekhorst

Public Relations and Communications Specialist | Futurpreneur Canada