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July 12, 2010 12:00 ET

Government of Canada Re-Appoints Chair and Board Members to the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) - The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the re-appointment of Carla Qualtrough as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), along with the re-appointment of Anne Benedetti, Alexandre Charbonneau, Clayton Miller, and Aimable Ndejuru as members of the Board of Directors.

"I am pleased that the five members have agreed to remain for a second three-year mandate with the Board of Directors," said Minister of State Lunn. "I am confident that they will continue to use their experience to contribute to the important work and the success of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada."

Carla Qualtrough was first appointed as Chair of the SDRCC in 2009. She is a former member of the National Paralympic Swimming Team and graduated in Law from the University of Victoria, specializing in Human Rights and Sport Policy. President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee since the fall of 2006, Ms. Qualtrough is also Director of Inclusion and Sport Tourism at 2010 Legacies Now.

Anne Benedetti is a former member of the Canadian National Lacrosse Team and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Oxford University's Law programs. Ms. Benedetti practices administrative and municipal law at Goodmans LLP, was Senior Researcher at the University of Western Ontario, and has assisted with numerous cases heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Alexandre Charbonneau is a former national karate team member and holds a post-doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology. A researcher in diabetes, Mr. Charbonneau is also a lecturer and guest professor at Université de Montreal, Université Laval and the National Institute for Physical Education of Catalonia. In addition, he is a sought-after speaker on doping in sport.

Clayton Miller is a former member of the national skeet shooting team and the 1996 Summer Olympic team. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan's Law program, he is currently working on his Masters in Law, focusing on ethics and professional responsibility. Mr. Miller is a board member of the Shooting Federation of Canada and a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Aimable Ndejuru is a former commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. He holds joint doctorates in Sports Sciences and Anthropology from the University of Cologne and the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln in Germany. Mr. Ndejuru is Professor in Sport Sciences at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) offers an innovative approach to dealing with disputes at the national level of Canada's sport system. It was established in 2000 to provide the Canadian sport community with the means to prevent conflicts and, when they occur, to resolve them. For more information on the SDRCC, visit www.crdsc-sdrcc.ca.

The Government of Canada is the single largest investor in Canada's sport system and supports participation and excellence from the playground to the podium.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Vanessa Schneider
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    819-934-1122
    vanessa.schneider@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca