Radio-Canada.ca quotes Montréal lawyer Marc-André Fabien in an article on his being elected president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
Fabien inherits the responsibilities of Dr Gaétan Tardif, who was president for four years.
A seasoned lawyer, Fabien is a senior partner with Fasken Martineau and has been with the firm since 1982.
He has been involved with paralympic sports for over 20 years as a fundraiser, board director and sympathizer.
“The Canadian Paralympic Committee is at a turning point, stated Fabien in a press release. As an organization, the CPC and its members must work together even more closely to achieve the following objectives: increase the recognition of parasport, develop the next generation, attract and organize international parasport competitions in Canada, and reduce the CPC’s financial dependence on the government by strengthening its relationship with the business community.”