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May 23, 2020


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Don Duval, CEO of NORCAT, has been named to the provincial ministerial advisory council on small business.

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NORCAT CEO from Sudbury named to provincial council

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Published on: May 23, 2020 | Last Updated: May 23, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

Don Duval, CEO of NORCAT, makes a point at a FedNor funding announcement in Greater Sudbury, Ont. on Wednesday February 12, 2020. John Lappa/Sudbury Star

Prabmeet Sarkaria, the minister responsible for small business and red tape reduction, held a meeting this week of the province’s small business economic advisory council — 12 small business owners tasked with advising the government on tackling the challenges facing small businesses in the wake of COVID-19.

“Our small businesses are the cornerstone of local economies, and time-tested, small business owners know better than anyone what it takes to create jobs, jumpstart growth and get our economy moving again,” Sarkaria said. “This is why it is vitally important to draw on their strengths, expertise and know-how to develop a prudent, people-focused plan that puts Ontario’s small businesses on the road to recovery.”

Duval and his council colleagues will assess the impacts of the pandemic and use their experience to advise the government on economic recovery.

NORCAT provides health and safety training for the mining industry, and occupational health and safety services to industrial enterprises. Duval will be a voice for the business community of Sudbury and the region, and is tasked with identifying challenges and providing advice to the government