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Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Occasion of the 7th Commonwealth Sport Ministers Meeting

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/14 -- The 7th Commonwealth Sport Ministers Meeting was held today, before the official opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The meeting discussed important topics related to sport in the Commonwealth, including sport for development, match fixing and fair play. Canada reiterated its position on good governance practices, gender equality and human rights, as well as long-term athlete development and ensuring safety in sport.

The meeting underscored the importance of the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Games as a means to promote not only the Canadian values of equality and respect for human rights, but also our standard of excellence on the field of play. The Commonwealth brings together nations and territories in pursuit of a common goal to advance sport and the opportunities sport brings to our youth.

Our Government is proud to support our inspiring Canadian athletes and has invested nearly $200 million a year to support their dreams and aspirations to compete and win on the international stage.

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Contacts:
Robert Lynch
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
819-934-1122
robert.lynch@sports.gc.ca

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