Hockey Canada ordered to deliver report on 2018 sex asssault allegations to MPs

A congressional committee on Monday unanimously passed a motion ordering Hockey Canada to submit a report from an investigation into allegations of sexual assault involving members of the 2018 World Junior Men’s Team.

Heinen Hutchison Robitaille LLP was hired by Hockey Canada to conduct the independent research.

A motion to hold a meeting of the Heritage Committee on Safe Sport, filed by Conservative MP Kevin Waugh, ordered Hockey Canada to submit the law firm’s completed report within 24 hours.

“I’ve heard that Henin Hutchinson has filed a report with Hockey Canada, and I hope to receive it here in the near future for review,” Waugh said.

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The motion passed with an amendment from liberal MP Chris Bittle to redact the report for privacy purposes before submission.

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Waugh later told The Canadian Press that the report would need to be translated into French.

“A letter will be sent to Hockey Canada today,” Waugh said.

“Hopefully they will give us the report by Hennin Hutchinson, so we can translate it.”

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News broke in May that a member of the 2018 World Junior Team was accused of gang sexual assault after the Hockey Canada gala event in London, Ontario.

As part of the fallout, an independent investigation into the allegations by HHR (then Henin Hutchison), mandated by Hockey Canada, was reopened.

Partner Daniel Robitaille said the investigation was first closed in 2018 after petitioners failed to provide a statement before the estate commission’s hearing on the scandal in July.

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Robitaille said he contacted Hockey Canada and asked for authority to reopen the investigation after learning that the complainant was planning to participate.

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