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Statement by the Prime Minister on Small Business Week

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking Small Business Week, which runs from October 18 to 24, 2020:

“Small businesses are key drivers of the Canadian economy and the cornerstone of our communities. They are the day care you drop your kids off at every morning. The mom and pop corner store down the street that gave you your first job. The family-owned restaurant that knows your order off by heart. They transform ideas into new products, create good middle class jobs, and keep our country prosperous, modern, and competitive – and this year, small businesses, their workers, and their owners, need all of us more than ever.

“As we all continue to deal with the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic, today we mark the beginning of Small Business Week in Canada. It is a time to recognize the enormous contributions that small businesses make to our country and the challenges that they have recently faced due to the pandemic. This year’s Small Business Week will also focus on what entrepreneurs across the country are doing to adapt and position their businesses for the recovery.

“In the last year, small businesses have faced this pandemic with incredible resilience, innovation, and a recognition that we must all prioritize our health and safety to fight COVID-19. They have made sacrifices to help …

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