TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, released the following statement on the appointment of Pascale St-Onge as Canada’s Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec on Tuesday.
“On behalf of all of Canada’s national team athletes, I want to offer our congratulations to Minister Pascale St-Onge,” said AthletesCAN President, Pierre-Luc Laliberté. “We look forward to working with her to continue building a strong athlete-centred sport system and creating a safe sport environment for all Canadians.”
The Government of Canada, through Sport Canada, is the single largest investor in Canada’s amateur sport system. Sport Canada provides leadership and funding to help ensure a strong Canadian sport system which enables Canadians to progress from early sport experiences to high performance excellence.
AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world. As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture.
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