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Province Helps Young Entrepreneur Establish Dealership

McGuinty Government Supports Cache Bay Venture

SUDBURY - The McGuinty government is investing in the establishment of a used vehicle dealership in Cache Bay by a local young entrepreneur, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"We are pleased to assist this young individual's entry into the world of business," said David Ramsay, Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP. "Our program supports many young entrepreneurs in their endeavours across Northern Ontario."

The NOHFC is providing $19,898 through its Young Entrepreneur Program to help establish Drive-In Auto Sales.  Funds will be used to renovate the office and purchase office equipment.

"Our government is committed to giving our youth opportunities to build the entrepreneurial experience and skills they need to succeed in business right here in the North," said Bartolucci, who is also chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). "An investment in young business people is an investment in the future prosperity of Northern Ontario."

This is just one more example of how, working together, Ontarians have achieved results in support of northern youth.  Other examples include:

•    Future Entrepreneurs - a program that nurtures an entrepreneurial mindset and teaches skills to students in Grades 7 and 8

•    The NOHFC's Northern Ontario Youth Internship and Co-op Program, which helps provide on-the-job training and experience to youth who will work in the North.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. The plan has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.  

Laura Blondeau
Minister's Office - Sudbury
(705) 564-7454    

Michel Lavoie    
MNDM/NOHFC - Sudbury
(705) 564-7125



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