Report: Former Hockey Canada President Bob Nicholson to Testify on Handling of Sexual Assault Allegations


Edmonton Oilers president and former Hockey Canada president and CEO Bob Nicholson is among those scheduled to testify on Parliament Hill next month before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

TSN’s Rick Westhead and AthleticismOn Wednesday afternoon, Katie Strang shared news detailing subpoenas scheduled by the Canadian Heritage Committee for an Oct. 4 session covering Hockey Canada’s handling of a series of alleged sexual assaults.

Current Hockey Canada board chair Andrea Skinner will also appear before the Canadian Heritage Committee, as will former chair Michael Brind’Amour.

Skinner has been president since August 9 of this year. She replaced Brind’Amour, who was elected to the position on November 17, 2018.

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Canada and the sports world at large were rocked this summer by news of multiple sexual assault allegations involving members of Hockey Canada teams over the past few decades.

The national governing body has pledged to no longer use its ‘national equity fund’, funded in part by player registration fees, to settle sexual abuse complaints.

Brind’Amour stepped down from his post amid growing scandal surrounding Hockey Canada, which has caused many of the organization’s sponsors to suspend financial partnerships.

Nicholson, 69, served as president and CEO of Hockey Canada from 1998 to 2014. Shortly after leaving, Nicholson joined the Oilers as vice-president and was promoted to president in 2019.

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