Supporting Canadian Athletes

Parliament HillMinister of State Gosal and Minister Blaney yesterday congratulated Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montréal, Ottawa and Moncton on being named as host cities for the upcoming 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Our Government is extremely proud to be an active supporter of this prestigious international event that will once again allow our great nation to shine on the world scene.

Our Government is the single largest contributor to sport in this country, and supports participation and excellence from the playground to the podium.

The Harper Government’s contribution will enable the Canadian Soccer Association to stage this historic event, which will also bring welcome economic benefits to the region by creating jobs and opportunities for Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs before, during and after the event.

Our Government is proud to support and host international sporting events in Canada as they leave long lasting economic, sport and infrastructure legacies for Canadians and their communities.

For more information: Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the City Selection of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™