Hockey NL said in a statement posted Friday on its website that it will not pay a $3 per player fee to Hockey Canada while the national regulator is reviewing it independently.
Canadian hockey has been under intense scrutiny since May, when it was revealed that an undisclosed settlement was paid to an alleged woman in a $3.55 million lawsuit. for which she was sexually assaulted by eight players in London, Ont, in 2018.
It also came to light that Hockey Canada kept a fund maintained in part by a minor hockey subscription fee to pay for uninsured liabilities, including assault claims. and sexual abuse.
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Hockey NL also announced on Thursday that it recently established a sexual violence prevention program for its members, as well as an LGBTQ2+ policy, but it has stopped cutting ties with Hockey Canada. .
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