Thank you, Minister. Thank you to all of the public servants who are here today to answer our questions. It's greatly appreciated.
I had the great honour of being Canada's first full minister of Status of Women. I have to say it was an enormous honour. One of the things I focused on was women entrepreneurs. I think that empowering women, providing them with economic opportunities, is the best path forward for dealing with many issues.
In 2014, a report was published, put together under my leadership with Arlene Dickinson, Carolyn Cross, Marissa McTasney—great women. It focused on three things, and the results of the report were very clear. The report was pretty blunt that for women entrepreneurs to be successful, we need money, we need markets and we need mentorship.