Hockey Canada’s strategy of deflecting serves no one but its disgraced leadership

Hockey Canada’s strategy of deflecting serves no one but its disgraced leadership

Witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada President and Chief Operating Officer, left, and Hockey Canada Chief Financial Officer Brian Cairo, appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Awhile back, I had a job in a movie theatre. The theater at the foot of an atrium … Read more

Woman at Center of Hockey Canada scandal breaks silence

Woman at Center of Hockey Canada scandal breaks silence

The alleged group sexual assault by some members of Canada’s world junior hockey team in 2018 has spiralled into a national scandal.Chris Young/The Canadian Press EM, the woman who filed a lawsuit against Hockey Canada over an alleged group sexual assault by some members of Canada’s world junior hockey team in 2018, says that she … Read more

Minor hockey associations begin to rebel against Hockey Canada

Minor hockey associations begin to rebel against Hockey Canada

A puck sits on the ice before a faceoff as the Czech Republic and Switzerland play a world junior hockey championship game in Vancouver in 2018.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Minor-hockey associations across the country have begun to rebel against Hockey Canada after learning that a portion of funds from players’ registration fees have been used … Read more

Defining Hockey Canada’s problem in plain English continues to be a problem

Defining Hockey Canada’s problem in plain English continues to be a problem

Witnesses Scott Smith and Brian Cairo appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on July 27.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press When Hockey Canada officials last showed up to take questions from MPs, they came off like typical sports bureaucrats. Sure of themselves, shaky on the facts and totally oblivious to the fact that … Read more

Hockey Canada says it paid out $7.6-million worth of settlements with fund built by registration fees

Hockey Canada says it paid out .6-million worth of settlements with fund built by registration fees

Lawyer Andrew Winton sits alongside witnesses Scott Smith, Hockey Canada president and chief operating officer, and Hockey Canada chief financial officer Brian Cairo as they appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on July 27, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Hockey Canada has used its National Equity Fund to pay out $7.6-million worth … Read more

Trudeau condemns Hockey Canada over fund to settle sexual assault claims

Trudeau condemns Hockey Canada over fund to settle sexual assault claims

A Hockey Canada jersey is displayed with memorabilia from the 2010 Olympics at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized Hockey Canada in response to a Globe and Mail investigation on Tuesday that revealed the organization uses registration fees to maintain a multimillion-dollar fund to settle alleged sexual … Read more

Hockey Canada reopens investigation into alleged sexual assault

Hockey Canada reopens investigation into alleged sexual assault

Hockey Canada is facing another round of federal hearings on the matter.Jeff Vinnick Hockey Canada is reopening a third-party investigation into allegations of sexual assault involving eight Canadian Hockey League players, after the organization’s handling of the alleged incident triggered federal committee hearings and the suspension of corporate partnerships. The national governing body for hockey … Read more

Hockey Canada’s culture must change in wake of ‘extremely horrific’ sexual-assault allegations, Sport Minister says

Hockey Canada’s culture must change in wake of ‘extremely horrific’ sexual-assault allegations, Sport Minister says

Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 20.PATRICK DOYLE/The Canadian Press Hockey Canada’s handling of sexual-assault allegations involving eight Canadian Hockey League members, including players with the gold-medal-winning world junior team, reveals a culture problem within the organization that needs to … Read more