It's hard to find another word to describe the attitude of Hockey Canada representatives since the sex allegations scandal broke last spring.< /p>
A deplorable and irresponsible attitude, which reached its climax in a parliamentary committee in Ottawa this week.
To hear them , the real victim would be them, our honorable bosses of Hockey Canada.
It would not be the women who would have experienced sexual assault, going as far as two gang rapes in 2018 and 2003, but they, poor “scapegoats” victims of “misinformation from the media” and politicians, as has said Andrea Skinner, the new chair of the Board of Hockey Canada.
According to her, no Hockey Canada official has been “inappropriate”. All earn an “A” grade for handling sex scandals, including CEO Scott Smith.
You see, as the CEO said this summer, if they have compensated 22 victims since 1989, it was to “support victims and families”, not to “protect his image”. Yeah…
No need for change, no need for resignations, no need for questioning, move on, Hockey Canada is fine, they tell us.
So Ms. Skinner fears that the lights of the arenas will go out if the CA resigns as a whole. You read correctly, without Hockey Canada, the electricity provider for all arenas in the country, we would have to close the arenas.
Their defense is scratching the bottom of the barrel.
Stop and quit
This whole circus has limits. Until the bosses of Hockey Canada find a minimum of lucidity, that they reconnect with reality, there is only one way that can disturb them: money.
Let's turn off the lights collectively about Hockey Canada, that sponsors keep dropping them, that broadcasters keep dropping them, that associations, teams and players boycott them, that viewers ignore them…
This sports organization, always smug about his privileges, learns today the existence of the word accountability.
You are not used to being challenged when you have always been king in your kingdom.