Status of women’s committee to discuss abuse reports in Canadian sport next week – National

The Standing Committee on the Status of Women will meet on Monday at Ottawa discuss sports abuse and the possibility of a judicial investigation similar to the 1989 Dubin Inquiry.

The proposal for the public meeting was requested by four members of the committee and comes amid calls for federal inquiries from athletes in several prominent Canadian sports.

Heritage Committee begins Hockey investigation Canada in June after it was reported that the national organization had settled a lawsuit against a woman alleging that eight members of the 2018 national youth team sexually assaulted her after a Canadian team gala.

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This year, hundreds of athletes have come forward to publicly report issues of physical, sexual and psychological abuse, and many, including more than 500 current and retired gymnasts, has called on the federal government to conduct an independent investigation into the sport.

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Most recently, four former members of Canada’s women’s water polo team filed a $5.5 million lawsuit against Water Polo Canada.

The Dubin Investigation Agency investigated doping in Canadian sports following the Ben Johnson scandal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

This Canadian Press report was first published on October 29, 2022.

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