Hockey Canada continues to face scrutiny following allegations of mishandling sexual assault and sexual abuse claims.
Hockey Canada has completely lost the confidence of Canadians and the longer it takes to realize that, the more difficult it's going to be, not just for them, which is fine, but for kids in hockey, for juniors, for people who rely on that organization to play the sport they love. It is inconceivable that folks at Hockey Canada continue to dig in."Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
"It’s not like there’s something extraordinarily special about the people at Hockey Canada that means they are the only people in the country that can run an organization like this. There’s lots of people who could run it and unfortunately, the total loss of faith in that organization by everyone means that it's nonsensical that they be digging in their heels on this one... They need to realize that if we have to create an organization, get rid of Hockey Canada and create an organization called Canada Hockey instead, people will look at doing that."
A statement regarding our sponsorship of Hockey Canada. pic.twitter.com/n4ucB64j8b
— TELUS (@TELUS) October 6, 2022
Hockey Canada partnerships with core organizations are also deteriorating, including with Canadian Tire Corp., Telus Corp., Scotiabank, Tim Hortons and Chevrolet Canada.
This past summer, news broke that Hockey Canada’s National Equity Fund was used to cover sexual assault and abuse settlements.
People continue to take to social media to comment on the development of this Hockey Canada scandal.
Hear me out: #Scotiabank, #TimHortons and any other sponsor of #HockeyCanada who is pulling their funding this year. Take the money your company earmarked for that and donate it to sexual assault centres across the country & youth sexual health programs.
— Farrah Khan (@farrahsafiakhan) October 6, 2022
What a complete and utter embarrassment Hockey Canada is from top to bottom. At what point do we say enough is enough and tear down the whole system? So many boys and girls futures are on the line. This is a crucial moment for OUR game.
— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) October 5, 2022
At the heart of the Hockey Canada disaster & frankly, all group sexual assaults & cases of hazing, is the inaction of bystanders.
I want to see parents having tough conversations with their sons about who they will be in these moments.
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— Julie S. Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) October 6, 2022
The Hockey Canada Board has a clear choice. It can read the room and see that its own provincial federations, all political parties and parents and players want it to bring in new management or it can bury its head in the sand and watch the organization be torn apart.
— Anthony Housefather (@AHousefather) October 5, 2022
Just a reminder that the alleged gang rape that is currently rocking Hockey Canada happened in 2018. And do you know what it was like in 2018 to mildly criticize hockey in this country?
— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) October 6, 2022
I'm not becoming an instant cheerleader for Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire and Telus, but pulling money from Hockey Canada is the only way change will happen in that organization, because they clearly don't have consciences.
— Jen The Feisty Librarian (@Feisty_Waters) October 6, 2022