Thank you for your leadership during your time as minister for Status of Women. I did learn about your efforts to advance women entrepreneurs in Canada, and I'm thankful for them. The women entrepreneurship strategy includes mentorship opportunities.
Export and trade missions are the purview of Minister Carr. I know that he just led the first LGBTQ2 mission and that the idea of a women in trade initiative is certainly high on his radar.
We have a Canada-U.S. business council, as you know, for women entrepreneurs on both sides of the border who are working to advance this work.
As to your question about the private sector, we are working in partnership with BDC and EDC, but also with banks like RBC to help support women who've experienced violence get back on their feet, get the skills and the confidence they need to enter the workforce, which may be via entrepreneurship or other avenues.