Hockey Canada has invited the public reckoning it currently faces around sexual violence.
It owes accountability to the children and parents who have participated and paid hard earned money into this organization.
Hockey is a notoriously expensive sport that remains inaccessible to many. Countless families sacrifice and scrape together the funds that allow their kids to play a sport they love.
These families, as well as the small businesses, from across Canada that lend financial support to local teams and players have unknowingly paid for Hockey Canada’s culture of negligence and permissiveness when it comes to sexual violence.
This money has been used to cover the risks and associated expenses of their stars committing heinous acts of sexual violence.
Canadians should be shocked, but most who know the sport are not surprised by these allegations. It is only surprising it took this long to become public.
I have respect for the survivors who sued the organization and for the reporters who brought it to light. Hockey Canada deserves to be held to account.
Edward Kewley, Windsor
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