Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge said a $16 million budget to help eradicate sexual harassment and abuse in sport would ensure Canadian athletes feel safe and that their voices will be heard.
The money, to build a safer sports system, follows allegations of molestation, sexual harassment or misappropriation of funds against at least eight national sports organizations.
In an interview, St-Onge said making sport safe was an urgent priority for him and the new system, starting this spring, would also help restore the confidence of parents who send their children to sports clubs.
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