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Hon. Bardish Chagger

Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Canada

A natural leader and organizer, Bardish Chagger is devoted to inclusion and community building. After years of deepening her understanding of the Waterloo Region’s complex manufacturing, technology and innovation ecosystem, she now strives to support Canadian entrepreneurs across the country as well as new industries while they’re still in their infancy. Apart from her responsibilities as a Member of Parliament, Bardish has worked diligently to foster diversity within the community while providing opportunities for social and economic engagement through the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre. In 2012, The Waterloo Region Record recognized Bardish as one of “40 under 40” who would lead the Region of Waterloo into the future.