Startup Canada Podcast Ep.159: Being a small business-friendly government with Minister Mary Ng

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Minister Mary Ng is a passionate community leader with 20 years of public service experience.

Ng has worked alongside the government and their commitment to invest in Canadian ideas and innovation, advocating for tech and innovation hubs, women’s leadership, job creation, education and entrepreneurship.

Ng has been recognized as one of Canada’s top performing public sector leaders after years of working for the Ontario Public Service, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Minister of Education. Ng was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill in April 2017 and was appointed Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion in July 2018.

On today’s episode, we talk to Minister Ng about the importance of Small Business week for Canadian entrepreneurs and her commitment to grow and strengthen the middle class.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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