The chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors mentioned he has stepped down from his place on Friday night.
Michael Brind’Amour resigned amid calls to reform Hockey Canada’s management for its dealing with of latest allegations of sexual assault in opposition to gamers, together with two alleged incidents from 2003 and 2018.
In an announcement launched Saturday, Brind’Amour mentioned his last time period is ready to finish in November 2022, however he has determined to resign as a result of “there is no such thing as a want to attend for a brand new period.”
Hockey Canada mentioned the Board of Administrators and members will meet within the coming days to debate the following steps and appoint an interim chair.
Brind’Amour mentioned “fast motion” is essential for Hockey Canada to handle the “necessary challenges going through our group and our sport.”
“I’d not have the ability to see this renewal via and have subsequently introduced my resignation to the Board of Administrators.”
Brind’Amour mentioned he has “listened rigorously and intently to the feedback of Canadians concerning the tradition of our sport and our group, and about our actions and management.”
“I perceive that the actions we now have taken in latest weeks are a part of the answer.”
Brind’Amour mentioned he’s “reassured” that former Supreme Court docket justice Thomas Cromwell will assist the group “make the adjustments which might be wanted.”
Former supreme courtroom justice to steer Hockey Canada assessment
On Aug. 4, Hockey Canada introduced that Cromwell has agreed to an unbiased assessment of Hockey Canada’s governance buildings and programs.
Hockey Canada mentioned the governance assessment is “an integral a part of Hockey Canada’s Motion Plan,” which was introduced in July to fight “poisonous” behaviour within the group.
The subsequent Hockey Canada board election will happen on the annual assembly in November 2022.
— with recordsdata from International’s Suzette Francis and the Canadian Press
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