Hockey Canada board of directors chair Andrea Skinner and former chair Michael Brind’Amour are among a group of people summoned to appear at a parliamentary hearing on Oct. 4 regarding the governing body’s handling of sexual assault allegations in London, 2018.
Former Hockey Canada president and CEO Bob Nicholson was also asked to appear before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, which is investigating Hockey Canada’s handling of sexual assault allegations involving members of the 2003 and 2018 Canadian World Junior teams in separate incidents.
Hockey Canada has been under intense scrutiny and criticism since May when allegations of sexual assault were made public in a lawsuit that the organization settled. In the complaint, filed in April in Ontario Superior Court, a woman alleged that she was assaulted by eight players in a London, Ont., hotel room following a Hockey Canada Foundation event in June 2018. Members of Canada’s gold medal-winning world junior team were among those accused of assault in the lawsuit.