Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Hockey Canada management has lost the confidence of the federal government and Canadians.
“As a politician, but especially as a parent, I know how important the organizations that offer activities, learning and team spirit are […] and inspiration for so many of our young people across the country needs Canadians and parents’ confidence in the culture they share with our young people. It is very clear that the government and Canadians have had a lack of confidence in Hockey Canada’s management for several months,” he said.
“The longer it takes to understand this fairly obvious and fundamental fact, the worse it will get for them,” the prime minister added. It also asks specific questions about why they don’t understand that real change is needed. »
The Prime Minister’s statement follows the board’s statement released earlier this week in which its members supported President and CEO Scott Smith and his management team despite many calls for change.
Hockey Canada has been heavily criticized for its handling of sexual assault allegations involving players from the 2003 and 2018 junior national teams.
This is the second time Trudeau has discredited the national federation for its response to the allegations.
On July 21, in Nova Scotia, Mr. Trudeau said Hockey Canada needed a real wake-up call after reports that the victim of actions allegedly taken in 2018 had reached an amicable settlement.
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