TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is
pleased to join the cast of CBC Television's Dragons' Den to present
them with a certificate of recognition for their phenomenal
contribution to Canadian entrepreneurship at the launch of the show's 7th season.
"Innovation is not a choice. Improving Canadian competitiveness demands
it. The contribution made by Canada's entrepreneurs is at the heart of
our country's economic growth," said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO
of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "Every day we see firsthand the
invaluable contribution made by entrepreneurs all across our country.
We need to replicate the "Dragons' Den Phenomenon" in every part of
All five of the Dragons, David Chilton, Bruce Croxon, Arlene Dickinson,
Kevin O'Leary and Jim Treliving, have also been made honourary members
of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce network.
CBC Television's Dragons' Den has been the highest-rated unscripted Canadian TV show in the country
for the past three years running. This was again the case last season
(Season 6, 2011-2012), when it rated second highest out of ALL Canadian
entertainment (scripted and unscripted) programs, averaging
approximately 1.4 million viewers per episode. The show consistently
reaches an average of 3 million viewers per week - that's 1 in 3
Canadians - and has twice won the Gemini Award for Best Reality Program
The new season of Dragons Den starts tonight, Wednesday September 19 at
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the vital connection between
business and the federal government. It helps shape public policy and
decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families
across Canada with a network of over 420 chambers of commerce and
boards of trade, representing 192,000 businesses of all sizes in all
sectors of the economy and in all regions. News and information are
available at www.chamber.ca or follow us on Twitter @CdnChamberofCom.
SOURCE: CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
For further information:
Émilie S. Potvin
Director, Public Affairs & Media Relations
Office: 613.238.4000 (231)