Recreation, Sport and Physical Activity Leaders Respond to Federal Economic Update

TORONTO, ON – November 3, 2016–Leaders from the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, Sport Matters Group and ParticipACTION applaud the Fall Economic Statement delivered this week by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, which included investments of $21.9 billion over 11 years to support social infrastructure, including spaces and places to be active.

Regular physical activity contributes to our economic prosperity, to our health and to our sense of pride and belonging, at the national, regional and local levels, building stronger, more inclusive communities and improving the quality of life for all Canadians.

With the shared goal of more accessible spaces and places to be active and engaged in communities across the country, we are committed to working with federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments, as well as other key stakeholders, to support and encourage all Canadians to make active choices where they live, work and play.

Following on this week’s update from Minister Morneau, the recreation, sport and physical activity sector looks forward to working with federal officials at all relevant departments to ensure these new investments translate into measurable social and health outcomes for Canadians and their communities.

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