I think all are concerned about red tape, but I know that the private sector also requires demonstrative certification. Again I go back to the comment about WEConnect and WBE. They are certifying with deep dives these businesses, so there is far little opportunity to window dress the profile of ownership. My caution would be that that kind of certification process should be opened up to organizations like the CFIB, which have a very strong retail/wholesale base and which would possibly qualify for contracts. More certifying bodies would be my recommendation.
On December 12th, 2017. See this statement in context.