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Sports MPs to resume committee probe of Hockey Canada's sex assault settlement

13:42  27 july  2022
13:42  27 july  2022 Source:   msn.com

Hockey Canada at committee: MPs push for answers amid sexual assault allegations

  Hockey Canada at committee: MPs push for answers amid sexual assault allegations "Hockey Canada has an opportunity to be fully transparent and fully accountable," said NDP MP Peter Julian told Global News. "This is really their last chance."The House of Commons heritage committee is meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET and Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET this week. Global News will carry both meetings live.

OTTAWA — Hockey Canada's president is expected to appear before the House of Commons heritage committee today as hearings into how the governing body handled allegations of sexual assault continue.

  MPs to resume committee probe of Hockey Canada's sex assault settlement © Provided by The Canadian Press

Hockey Canada has been under fire since news broke in May that members of the 2018 world junior team were accused of a group sexual assault after a gala event in London, Ont.

Police did not lay charges, but the woman at the centre of the allegations sued Hockey Canada, the Canadian Hockey League and several players this spring.

Hockey Canada settled the case for an undisclosed amount and MPs on the committee are now probing how it dealt with the allegations and the lawsuit.

Scott Smith, Hockey Canada's president and chief operating officer, and recently retired CEO Tom Renney are slated to testify at the committee today.

On Tuesday at the committee, a senior director of Sport Canada said the federal organization was made aware of an alleged sexual assault involving members of the world team in late June 2018, but did not follow up with Hockey Canada over the next four years.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 27, 2022.

The Canadian Press

Hockey Canada commissions former Supreme Court justice to lead review into governance .
Hockey Canada has hired former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to lead a review into the organization’s governance structure amid growing calls for its leadership to step down over its handling of alleged sexual assault cases. The sport's national governing body is facing intense public and political scrutiny over its culture problems and how it settled a $3.5 million lawsuit for a 2018 alleged group sexual assault case involving Canadian Hockey League players including some members of Canada's World Junior team at that time.

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