OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I
would like to congratulate Canadian Tire Corporation for taking a
leadership role with its generous commitment to helping Canada's
athletes and to the Olympic movement in this country. Its support
demonstrates the kind of leadership that will help Canada continue to
achieve podium success.
As the single largest contributor to sport in this country, our
Government recognizes that the Olympic Games provide Canada with the
opportunity to promote Canadian culture and athleticism, while sharing
our values of openness, equality, and respect for human rights.
Support from the private sector, like that announced today, will play a
key role in ensuring that Canada maintains its status as a leading
sport nation on the international stage.
I would also like to thank the Canadian Olympic Committee for its
ongoing dedication to promoting Olympic ideals and excellence.
As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all of our athletes the best of
luck as they continue their pursuit of excellence as we head toward the
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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Minister of State (Sport)