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Public Outraged as Sexual Assault Scandal Rocks Hockey Canada

Canada’s ice hockey governing body has “lost the confidence” of Canadians, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Hockey Canada admitted to secretly using membership fees to settle numerous sexual assault claims, including a high-profile allegation against eight players on its 2018 U-20 team. The public has called for new leadership, and sponsors like Nike have severed support. Here’s more on the scandal roiling a nation where hockey is often seen as a rite of passage.

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    Trudeau intervenes as sexual abuse scandal rocks Canada’s ice hockey body

    Trudeau intervenes as sexual abuse scandal rocks Canada’s ice hockey body

    Justin Trudeau has warned Canada’s ice hockey governing body that it has “lost the confidence” of Canadians and could be easily replaced by a new organization, amid growing outcry about its handling of a string of sexual assault allegations. The prime minister’s comments come as a wave of major …

    Hockey Canada: Sponsors quit amid sex assault scandal

    Hockey Canada: Sponsors quit amid sex assault scandal

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    Sponsors have been pulling out of men's ice hockey programmes in Canada amid growing fallout from a sex assault scandal earlier this year. Hockey Canada revealed it paid millions in settlements for sexual misconduct claims going back to the 1980s. There have been calls for new management, but …

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