Hockey Canada scandal: MP applauds Skinner’s resignation

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A member of Parliament says that extra members of Hockey Canada’s management group ought to resign.


Sébastien Lemire mentioned Andrea Skinner made the suitable determination to resign as Hockey Canada’s interim board chair Saturday.


Lemire, a Bloc-Québécois MP who sits on the standing committee on Canadian Heritage, tweeted in French on Sunday that “for the great of all” Hockey Canada should proceed to scrub home.


Skinner and her predecessor Michael Brind’Amour have been grilled by the parliamentary committee Tuesday over Hockey Canada’s dealing with of an alleged group sexual assault involving members of the 2018 males’s nationwide junior workforce, and the way it has paid out cash in lawsuit settlements.


Members of Parliament demanded to know why Hockey Canada president and chief government officer Scott Smith had not but been fired.


Skinner vigorously defended Hockey Canada’s executives.


She insisted hockey should not be made a “scapegoat” or “centrepiec” for toxic tradition that exists elsewhere in society, and referred to politicians who’ve been accused of sexual misconduct.


Fallout from Skinner and Brind’Amour’s testimony got here shortly.


Nike suspended company sponsorship of Hockey Canada on Friday to hitch three different premier companions — Tim Hortons, Esso and Telus — in pausing help for hockey’s governing physique.


More provincial hockey associations started withholding participant charges from Hockey Canada.


Hockey N.L. and Hockey New Brunswick each withdrew their $3-per-player charges Friday following Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.


“Upon reflection, it’s clear to me from current occasions that it not is sensible for me to proceed to volunteer my time as Interim Chair or as a Director of the group,” wrote Skinner in Saturday’s assertion.


The Toronto lawyer mentioned she has been “gratified” for the chance to work with folks within the group, “regardless of current challenges.”


“I sincerely admire the help I’ve obtained from many Canadians, significantly ladies, who additionally search to positively affect the sport and sport,” Skinner wrote.


This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 9, 2022.

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