Member of Parliament for Delta
Carla Qualtrough was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) in Delta on October 19, 2015. She is the current the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, appointed July 18, 2018. She previously held the appointments of Minister of Public Services and Procurement from August 28, 2017 to July 17, 2018, and Minister Sport and Persons with Disabilities from November 4, 2015 until August 28, 2017.
Prior to her career in politics, Carla was successful lawyer, dedicated volunteer, and Paralympic swimmer. Committed to equity and inclusion, Carla has practiced human rights law at the federal and provincial levels. She chaired the Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility in British Columbia, and was an adjudicator with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal. Carla has been visually impaired since birth.
Passionate about the power of sport and physical activity to change lives, Carla has volunteered locally, nationally, and internationally, including with the International Paralympic Committee and for the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games. She has been President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Chair of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Carla was on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and was Vice-Chair of the Delta Gymnastics Society. As an athlete, Carla won three Paralympic and four World Championship medals.
Carla has degrees in political science from the University of Ottawa and law from the University of Victoria. Among many awards for her work, she has been named one of Canada’s Most Influential Women in Sport six times, and received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
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