OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State
(Sport), today announced additional funding from the Government of
Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and the
Canadian Paralympic Committee, for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in
Sport in support of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program.
"I am pleased to stand with our partners, the Canadian Olympic Committee
and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, in the fight against doping in
sport," said Minister of State Gosal. "This cooperation reflects our
Government's continued commitment to ensure that Canadian sport is
practiced in an ethical and dope-free environment."
The Government of Canada is providing a one-time incremental
contribution of $400,000 in 2013-14 to the Canadian Centre for Ethics
in Sport for its Canadian Anti-Doping Program. In addition, the
Canadian Olympic Committee is contributing $400,000 over three years
and the Canadian Paralympic Committee is adding an additional one-time
contribution of $10,000.
With the additional contribution, the Government of Canada is providing
funding of close to $5.9 million to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in
Sport in 2013-2014. In turn, the Centre delivers a world-class
anti-doping testing and education program and provides ethics services
to the Canadian sport community.
The Government of Canada is also committed to taking part in worldwide
efforts to eliminate doping in sport. It supports the World Anti-Doping
Agency and serves as a representative of the Americas Region on the
Agency's Foundation Board. The headquarters of the World Anti-Doping
Agency is in Montréal, Canada.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)