Sports—Anti-doping RegulationsPublished on 11 December 2014 by Senator
Please press play to listen to the audio of this question. Please note that the audio is provided in the language in which the senators spoke. Senators may speak either official language in the Senate Chamber. For the full text of the translated exchange please click here.
Hon. Jim Munson:
Mr. Leader, I have a question submitted by Mr. Lucas Wilson of Toronto, Ontario, through our “Your Question Period” initiative. Mr. Wilson writes:
Doping continues to be a major problem in amateur and professional sports. Even with thorough drug-testing regimes, athletes are often able to evade getting caught for long periods of time.
Greater penalties for athletes and coaches should be available — including, in the most serious cases, criminal sanction. Germany is proposing such measures.
Mr. Lucas Wilson asks:
Is the Canadian government doing anything on this important issue?