Carla Qualtrough sworn in as minister for sport and persons with a disability

UVic Law alumna Carla Qualtrough was sworn in this morning as Canada's new minister for sport and persons with a disability.

The Honourable Minister Qualtrough, who won her Delta, BC riding on October 19th, is a three time Paralympic Games medalist in swimming, and former President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. She has been senior advisor on sport to the prime minister and special advisor to the director general of Sport Canada.

Qualtrough, a human rights lawyer and mother of four, recently served as Vice-Chair with the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal of BC. She has worked as a mediator and arbitrator and chaired the ministers council on employment and inclusion for persons with disabilities. Qualtrough was born with a visual impairment, and has been named one of Canada's most influential women in sport six times.