Federal Budget 2015 - Sport Matters

Federal Budget Provides $20 million Over Four Years to High Performance Sport

Ottawa, Ontario (April 21, 2015)

Finance Minister Joe Oliver released his Economic Action Plan for 2015-16 this afternoon and high performance sport is highlighted in it.

While recognizing that 2015 has been proclaimed the Year of Sport, the government sees the benefits of being active. “During 2015 Canadians are being encouraged to celebrate the role that sport plays in the country and to participate in and seek the benefits of sport” the document reads.

The high performance sport system in Canada received some very good news in the Budget.