Chrystia Freeland
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of industry associations have joined calls for the federal government to extend the deadline for small businesses to repay pandemic loans received through the Canada Emergency Business Account program. PHOTO BY SEAN KILPATRICK /THE CANADIAN PRESS

ROBERTSON: Trudeau government shows complete disregard for small businesses

over 2 decades

Once again, the federal government has shown it only has an interest in protecting small businesses when it’s politically favourable.

Across Canada, entrepreneurs and small business owners face uncertain futures and, in many cases, heartbreak. During the pandemic shutdowns, almost 900,000 Canadian small businesses received loans of up to $60,000 just to help them survive — a choice they were forced to make, but one for which they are now suffering.

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640 am Radio Kelly Cutrara

The Kelly Cutrara Show

Yvonne recently appeared on The Kelly Cutrara Show, where she discussed winning Women Exporter of the Year Award from the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT). She shared her thoughts on Canada’s current economic pains and the impact on small businesses. Yvonne offered advice to aspiring female entrepreneurs wanting to run exporting businesses. Notably, SME’s role in strengthening Canada’s economy during a recession and encouraging aspiring business owners to listen and seek advice from those entrepreneurial experiences.

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