Hockey Canada launched a plan to fight “poisonous” tradition in its sport a day earlier than the beginning of a second spherical of parliamentary hearings on the group’s dealing with of sexual assault complaints.
The plan supplies for the implementation by the top of September of a centralized traceability and reporting system for reviews of abuse.
Hockey Canada additionally says it can implement superior screening for high-performance gamers and mandate that violating the group’s code of conduct or refusing to take part in an investigation could lead to a lifetime ban.
The measures add to these introduced in an open letter dated July 14, together with the resumption of a dormant third-party investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of the nation’s 2018 junior world crew.
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Hockey Canada has seen its federal funding freeze and a number of other company companions have suspended sponsorships since information of the 2018 indictment and subsequent decision of a lawsuit filed by the complainant broke.
A second sexual assault allegation surfaced Friday involving the 2003 Canadian youth crew.
The Canadian Heritage Standing Committee will hear testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday.