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The pro-business candidate

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Megan Fitzpatrick profiles NDP leadership candidate Martin Singh.

Singh outlines his call for a new national strategy to encourage more innovation and entrepreneurship on his website, and he says he wants to engage Canadians in a conversation about “the positive value of business, innovation, profit, wealth creation and entrepreneurship.”

He says he wants to create an environment where it’s easier for people to invest and become entrepreneurs. His proposals include: Tax incentives for people who invest in a family member’s business; Lowering the cost of consulting programs; Developing youth mentorship programs; Increasing financial literacy; Encouraging more foreign investment.