Entrepreneurs in Public Policy (EPP) is intended as a forum for entrepreneurs to speak out against restrictive laws, regulations and policies that hinder their ability to do business.
The goal is to discuss these issues with entrepreneurs and then make coherent policy recommendations to the relevant authorities, whether it be national government, provincial government or municipalities.
Free enterprise works in lifting millions out of poverty, and entrepreneurs are part of this process. They experiment with innovative solutions to problems facing ordinary people and in the process create wealth and jobs. They are critical to the development of communities and countries when it comes to growth, but there needs to be a fair free enterprise system, and not crony capitalism that entrenches monopolies.
Entrepreneurs do not have the same collective voice like established big government, big business and big unions do. Therefore EPP exists to enable their voice in the debate by supporting entrepreneurs who want to get involved in public policy.