As Canadian athletes prepare to compete at the Tokyo Olympics under extraordinary circumstances, several Olympians and Paralympians who now serve in Parliament reflect on how the Games have shaped their approach to public service.
Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough, pictured in 2016 at an event with Sen. Chantal Petitclerc, a fellow former Paralympian. Ms. Qualtrough was in Tokyo with Canada's athletes for opening of the delayed 2020 Olympic Games. 'It's the world kind of putting a stake in the ground and saying globally that, 'We are resilient, we are going to get through this.' And in the future we will look back at these Games and remember how important it was for the world that this moment of hope occurred.' The Hill Times file photograph
Canada’s Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough, who is in Tokyo, Japan, for the opening of the Summer Olympics, has a close personal relationship to the Games.
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