Friday, November 9, 2001 - Information
Canadian Doping Regulations Advisory


The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is pleased to make this advanced announcement of revisions to the Canadian Doping Control Regulations. The revised Regulations will come into effect January 1, 2002.

The result of an expert Working Group comprised of representatives of the CCES, national sport governing bodies and legal counsel, Sport Canada and others, the revised Regulations represent a fine-tuning with no fundamental changes. Nevertheless, there are important changes in some details. The CCES is anxious that all its clients and stakeholders know and understand the revised Regulations and their contribution to a stronger anti-doping program in Canada.

According to the Canadian Policy on Doping in Sport, sport governing bodies and other organisations subject to the Policy are also subject to the Canadian Doping Control Regulations as approved by the CCES and as amended from time to time. Since the Canadian Policy on Doping in Sport remains unchanged at this time, the CCES does not expect that sport governing bodies or other organisations will require any changes to their own constitutions or rules to ensure that the revised Regulations become fully effective as of January 1, 2002.

A detailed Advisory on the revisions will be issued later this month, as well as information about briefing sessions the CCES will conduct for the sport community before the revised Regulations come into effect. For example, plans are underway to hold sessions at National Sport Centres across the country. Copies of the revised Regulations will be distributed, will be freely available on request and will also be easily accessible on the CCES’ website (www.cces.ca).

If you have any questions, or require further information or clarification from the CCES, please contact:
Joseph de Pencier
Legal Counsel/Policy Advisor
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
Suite 300-2197 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X3


www.cces.ca


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