Posted by Editor on 01/5/00
Work Group to Develop a National Dispute Resolution System for Amateur Sport
TORONTO, January 5, 2000 - Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) Denis Coderre today announced the creation of a Work Group to develop a National Alternate Dispute Resolution System for amateur sport. This new system will ensure that athletes, coaches and national sport organizations have access to an independent and cooperative process to help them resolve disputes.
"This initiative is all about fairness," said Mr. Coderre. "I have set up this Work Group because I am deeply committed to having a fair and transparent process in place that will ensure a balanced relationship among athletes, coaches and national sport organizations."
The Work Group is made up of 13 members including experts in Alternate Dispute Resolution and representatives from key stakeholder organizations. It will be co-chaired by Bruce Kidd, Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, and Jean-Guy Ouellet, Professeur, DÃƒÂ©partement de kinanthropologie, FacultÃƒÂ© d'ÃƒÂ©ducation physique et sportive, UniversitÃƒÂ© de Sherbrooke.
The process will involve consultative sessions with athletes and national sport organizations to ensure that the new system responds to the current reality of the world of amateur sport. The Work Group will also take into consideration the principles and processes that already exist in some provinces and territories and will attempt to harmonize processes across all jurisdictions.
The Work Group will begin its tasks in January 2000. Its final report will be submitted to the Secretary of State (Amateur Sport) by March 31, 2000.
Patrick L. Doyon
Office of the Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)
Jackson Not With Timex
Well, it is now official: Linda Jackson will not be returning to the Timex team for the 2000 season. She is not alone - the only returning member of the team is Canadian Odessa Gunn.
2000 Timex Women's Professional Team Roster:
Tracey Gaudry (AUS)
Odessa Gunn (CAN)
Mari Holden (USA)
Sanna Lehtimaki (FIN)
Kim Smith (USA)
Norman Alvis (Director)
Giana Roberge (Manager)
Matt Roy (Mechanic)
Scott Pinion (Trainer)
Canadian World Domination of the Bike Industry Continues Apace...
Our old friend Rene Cormier, former right-hand man to bike builder Chris Dekerf, has accepted a high level position with Rock Shox as the Sales Team Leader for Canada. Congratulations, Rene. It is also interesting to note that he reports to another Canadian - ex-Rocky guy Mark Norris...
Carter-Erdman Enters Hall of Fame
Albertan Kelly Ann Carter-Erdman (known as KACE) has been inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. KACE was a fixture of the Canadian women's national road and track team in the late 80s and early 90s. Besides going to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, she won 12 national titles and had a fourth place finish at the 1990 World Championships in her specialty - the pursuit. Congratulations.
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