Hockey Canada releases plan to tackle ‘toxic’ behavior ahead of hearing – National |

Hockey Canada has released a plan to combat any “toxic” behavior in the game a day before the start of the second round of parliamentary hearings on the organization’s operations. sexual assault complaints

The plan includes the implementation by end-September of a centralized tracking and reporting system for abuse complaints.

Hockey Canada also said it would implement better screening for high-performing players and mandate that breaches of the organization’s code of conduct or refusal to participate in investigations could result in a life ban.

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The measures are in addition to measures announced in a July 14 open letter, including the resumption of a passive third-party investigation into alleged sexual assault involving members of the country’s 2018 world junior team.

Hockey Canada has halted its federal funding and several corporate partners have withheld sponsors as news broke of the 2018 allegation and the upcoming settlement of the lawsuit filed by the complainant.

While it is not known which players were involved in the alleged incident, Global News had access to agents of all players on the roster at the time. Many players have been released Public statements deny his involvement,

A second sexual assault allegation involving the 2003 Canadian junior team surfaced on Friday.

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage is to hear testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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