the chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors He said he resigned from his post on Friday night.
Michael Brind’Amour resigned amid calls to overhaul Hockey Canada’s leadership over its handling of recent allegations of sexual assault against players, including two alleged incidents from 2003 and 2018.
In a statement released on Saturday, Brind’Amour said his final term will end in November 2022, but he decided to resign because “there is no need to wait for a new era.”
Hockey Canada said the Board of Directors and members will meet in the coming days to discuss next steps and name an interim president.
Brind’Amour said “immediate action” is crucial for Hockey Canada to address the “significant challenges facing our organization and our sport.”
“I would not be able to carry out this renewal and therefore I have announced my resignation from the Board of Directors.”
Brind’Amour said he has “listened carefully and thoughtfully to feedback from Canadians about the culture of our sport and our organization, and about our actions and leadership.”
“I understand that the actions we have taken in recent weeks are part of the solution.”
Brind’Amour said he is “confident” that former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell will help the organization “make the necessary changes”.
Former Supreme Court Judge to Lead Hockey Canada Review
In August 4thHockey Canada announced that Cromwell has agreed to an independent review of Hockey Canada’s governance structures and systems.
Hockey Canada said the governance review is “an integral part of the Hockey Canada Action Plan,” which was announced in July to combat “toxic” behavior in the organization.
The next Hockey Canada board election will take place at the November 2022 annual meeting.
— with Global’s Suzette Francis and Canadian Press archives
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