Sport and Politics in Canada: Federal Government Involvement since 1961 by Donald Macintosh, Tom Bedecki, C. E. S. Franks |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Sport and Politics in Canada: Federal Government Involvement since 1961

Sport and Politics in Canada: Federal Government Involvement since 1961

by Donald Macintosh, Tom Bedecki, C. E. S. Franks
     
 

Active Canadian government in sport is recent. Even after the passage of the Fitness and Amateur Sport Act in 1961, government activity was limited to small grants to national sport governing bodies and cost-sharing agreements with the provinces aimed at increasing participation in sport. By the end of the 1960s sport had come to be seen as an instrument which

Overview


Active Canadian government in sport is recent. Even after the passage of the Fitness and Amateur Sport Act in 1961, government activity was limited to small grants to national sport governing bodies and cost-sharing agreements with the provinces aimed at increasing participation in sport. By the end of the 1960s sport had come to be seen as an instrument which could be used to promote national unity. Government involvement increased, and by the 1980s the federal government was pouring increasing funds into the support of elite athletes and the construction of sports facilities.

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From the Publisher

"this book is a good education for anyone involved in sport. To know where sport is going, we must know where it has been. Anyone who clings to the age old ideal that sport and politics are separate entities should rush out and buy this book!" Shari Orders, Athletics: Canada's National Track and Field/Running Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773506657
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Donald Macintosh is Professor of Physical and Health Education, Queen's University.

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