MP investigating Canadian hockey hears from a lawyer who led an independent investigation

A lawyer at a company conducting a third-party investigation into allegations of sexual assault against players on Canada’s 2018 World Junior Hockey Team may not be able to answer all questions to Parliamentary Commission. Is warned.

Danielle Robitaille, partner of Henein Hutchison LLP, said Hockey Canada, some information is under the privilege of lawyers and clients, and some of the questions from the House of Commons Heritage Commission could undermine the integrity of ongoing investigations. He told her that there was.

The Commission will meet today and Wednesday to find out what happened when Hockey Canada learned of the alleged mass sexual assault involving eight unidentified players after the 2018 gala. It is said.

According to Robitaille, Hockey Canada contacted her company on the day of the alleged assault in June 2018, and the plaintiff who filed the proceedings this spring did not make a statement, ending the initial investigation. ..

She states that the petitioner has provided her “detailed version of the event”, allowing investigators to attend the event and interview nine more players who refused to interview in 2018.

Hockey’s state governing body has been under close scrutiny since the news of the plaintiff’s proceedings settlement was first reported in May, and it has expanded as another allegation relating to the 2003 team surfaced last week. Did.

Sarah Ritchie

Canadian press