Canada’s 13 provincial hockey federations want answers and say they will withhold membership dues to Hockey Canada as the organization is ensnared in a national scandal over recent sexual assault allegations against players.
The letter, which is written in French and spearheaded by Hockey Québec, was issued Thursday. President Claude Fortin wrote the group is asking for an “extraordinary meeting” with Hockey Canada “as soon as possible.”
The meeting is to get more information on the handling of allegations from 2018 and the role the board played once made aware and the actions that were taken.
The federations are “appalled and remain concerned” about the allegations as well as the management and decisions made by the national body.
“What we are learning on the sidelines of this situation is contrary to the values that our sport must convey to its participants and those who supervise them,” the letter reads.