Hon. Pauline Browes (Minister of State (Employment and Immigration)):
Madam Speaker, besides the Challenge '93 project which is some $88 million in terms of getting young people back to work and some 400 youth employment centres across Canada, we have put in place student business loans for young people to start businesses, the business drive for jobs in partnership with the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and federal hiring of students within our own government projects.
I am very pleased with the number of young people who have decided to start their own businesses. In North America we have the first youth centre, New Ventures, for young people to begin their own jobs. That is the kind of work that we are doing in terms of young people getting jobs by starting their own businesses.
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