Hockey Canada has been involved in a scandal after TSN disclosed that the organisation settled a lawsuit with a woman who claimed to have been sexually assulted by eight players in the year 2018.
November 2, 2022
Hockey Canada has been involved in a scandal after TSN disclosed that the organisation settled a lawsuit with a woman who claimed to have been sexually assulted by eight players in the year 2018. After this accusation was made, further reports of sexual assault from years earlier began to surface. In addition to this, The Globe and Mail recently revealed that Hockey Canada has been useing membership fees to establish a second fund in order to deal with sexual assault accusations… The organization has faced significant backlash since the lawsuit was reported. There has been response from the public and politicians, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been vociferous in his condemnation of the organization. Hockey Canada recognised “the urgent need for new leadership and perspectives,” and the entire board of directors resigned from their positions. The Canadian government, as well as the NHL, are still looking into Hockey Canada’s handling of the sexual assault allegations.
Are there a sufficient number of laws/rights in place to ensure that victims may come forth with their allegations and have their safety be guaranteed before and after the case? (i.e. threats, bribery, stalking etc.)
In your opinion, what legislations could be enacted and/or reformed to prevent future instances similar to this from occurring?