Procuring an edge for indigenous businesses

The Canadian government implemented the federal Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (“PSAB”) in 1996, aiming to increase the number of Aboriginal businesses participating in procurement processes. Since its inception, the PASB program has awarded more than $3.3 billion in contracts to Aboriginal businesses.

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