As Mrs. Fréchette explained, we work with exporters every day and will continue to do so. There could be a stronger link between our day-to-day work and the federal government.
A search of the government's website will turn up tools. However, an entrepreneur does not have the time to sift through the site and understand the differences between existing programs. The federal government has many programs.
We are a matchmaker of sorts. We simplify and summarize all the information, then we direct businesses to the right programs and the right trade missions, if we have advance knowledge of the government's plans.
We need a more direct and closer link to the trade commissioners in Quebec. We know a few of them, but not all. Our clients could benefit from a greater availability and an enhanced presence of representatives.