Hockey Canada scandal is not an isolated event. Forceful government action is past due | CBC Opinion

headshots of Alison Clement and Sandrine Desforges side to side, respectively
Published: 15 November 2022

November 11, 2022 | In the opinion column by Alison Clement and Sandrine Desforges, Master of Public Policy candidates at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, they talk about the news of Hockey Canada using 7.6 million dollars from a reserve fund of registration fees to cover nine sexual assault or abuse claims. An aditional 1.3 million dollars was paid through Hockey Canada's insurance to settle 

Athletes have pushed for government action in recent years, however the response has been minimal. The ongoing lack of acknowledgement and inaction to adress any of the athletes concerns is creating a long-term, detrimental harm to athletes across Canada. Alison and Sandrine have mentioned that the federal government must exert more pressure on organizations to register to the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) and that the OSIC must commission an independent inquiry into the Canadian sports system. "We have to move beyond the current disclosure that pits athletes and sports organizations against each other." says Alison and Sandrine.

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