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Federal government invest $20 million into women-owned businesses

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HUNTER RIVER, P.E.I. —

The federal government has introduced the first-ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion investment aimed at doubling the number of women-owned businesses by 2025.

On International Women’s Day, Malpeque MP Wayne Easter Easter announced a $100,000 investment in Eric C. Robinson Inc., a local business led by Lori and Mary Robinson, to diversify and grow their farm’s operations through the acquisition of specialized grain storage tanks.

The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy is part of the government’s effort to advance gender equality, including addressing pay equity, providing more affordable childcare and putting an end to gender-based violence.

Final funding is subject to negotiation of contribution agreements.

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