OTTAWA, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - On June 10, 2013, the Board of Directors
of the Canadian Soccer Association moved to immediately suspend the
Quebec Soccer Federation for their non-compliance to the directive of
allowing soccer players to wear turbans/patkas/keski.
As Minister of State for Sport, I am dedicated to ensuring a safe and
ethical sport and recreation environment in Canada.
I am, as we all should be, proud of our country's diversity and the fact
that people in our great nation have the opportunity to enjoy
participating in the sport of their choice, free from discrimination of
The Government of Canada is a major supporter of the Canadian sport
system and provides funding to eligible national sport organizations to
support them in their goal of increasing barrier-free participation and
excellence in their respective sports.
I hope the Canadian Soccer Association and the Quebec Soccer Federation
will resolve this matter very soon, so all children will be allowed
back on the field.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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