This is a page from the 2021 Canadian federal election.

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Indigenous Businesses

Liberal

  • Expand the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program to enable businesses to access a new, zero-interest loan when a 10% advance is not possible.
  • Create a navigator position to help Indigenous entrepreneurs find programs that apply to their situation.
  • Work with all government departments to analyse &, as appropriate, adjust eligibility criteria to ensure programs are inclusive.

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Conservative

  • Provide $4M over 3 years in targeted funding to train local & regional economic development officers.
  • Develop an Indigenous Business Mentorship Program.
  • Update the First Nations Land Management Act.
  • Improve opportunities for Indigenous businesses to receive government contracts by setting active targets, enforcing govt. accountability, and providing constructive feedback for unsuccessful bidders.

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NDP

  • Work with Indigenous communities to support locally-driven economic development.
  • Create good jobs through infrastructure & public service investments.
  • Work with Indigenous entrepreneurs to find solutions for accessing capital & invest in Indigenous social enterprises & entrepreneurship.
  • Prioritise procurement from Indigenous companies where possible.
  • Dedicate regional economic development support.

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