Media Advisory - EY sources available to provide insight on Canada's entrepreneurial ecosystem

SAINT JOHN, NB, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The combined power of governments, entrepreneurs and corporations can stimulate economic growth and put Canada back on the fast track to recovery, EY will underline today at a panel discussion to be held at the University of New Brunswick.

The EY G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer shows that while Canada is a "top 5" country for entrepreneurship overall, many challenges remain. For example, the report finds nearly three in four (73%) Canadian entrepreneurs still struggle to access funding.

A group of highly-esteemed panellists will join the professional services firm to discuss the findings of this global EY report. The panellists are:

  • Hon. Blaine Higgs, Minister of Finance
  • Roxanne Fairweather, Co CEO, Innovatia
  • Scott Walton, CEO, Enovex
  • Colleen McMorrow, Canadian Leader, Strategic Growth Markets and National Director, Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY

The panel will be led by Jim Lutes, Atlantic Managing Partner, EY

EY professionals are available to offer insight on how governments, entrepreneurs and corporations need to work together to foster sustainable growth, including:

  • Access to funding
  • Entrepreneurship culture
  • Tax and regulation
  • Education and training
  • Incubators and mentoring
  • More…

To reach a spokesperson, or for more information, please contact:

Julie Fournier
julie.fournier@ca.ey.com      
514 874 4308 

About the EY Entrepreneurship Barometer
The EY G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer 2013 introduces a model for scoring countries across the five pillars of entrepreneurship. The purpose of this model is to help identify areas of relative strength by country and where opportunities for improvement lie. The model is composed of qualitative information (from our survey of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs) and quantitative data based upon entrepreneurial conditions across the G20 economies.

For more information, visit ey.com/G20Canada, and join the debate on Twitter #G20ey.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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For further information: Julie Fournier, julie.fournier@ca.ey.com, 514 874 4308