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Hockey Canada President Michael Brindamore Resigns

The Hockey Canada board chairman said he resigned from the position Friday night.

Michael Brindamore has stepped down amid calls to reform Hockey Canada’s leadership in its response to recent sexual assault allegations against players, including two incidents in 2003 and 2018.

In a statement released on Saturday, Brindamore said his final term is set to end in November 2022, but decided to step down because “we don’t have to wait for a new era.”

Hockey Canada said its board and members will meet soon to discuss next steps and appoint an interim chairman.

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Brind’Amour said “immediate action” is essential for Hockey Canada to address “the critical challenges facing our organization and our sport.”

“I have announced my resignation to the Board of Directors as I am unable to follow through with this update.”

Brind’Amour said, “We have listened carefully and intently to Canadians’ comments about our sport and the culture of our organization, and our conduct and leadership.”

“We understand that the actions we’ve taken over the last few weeks are part of the solution.”

Brind’Amour said it was “reassured” that former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell would help the organization “make the necessary changes.”


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On August 4, Hockey Canada announced that Cromwell has agreed to an independent review of Hockey Canada’s governance structures and systems.

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Hockey Canada said the governance review was “an integral part of Hockey Canada’s action plan” and was announced in July to combat “toxic” behavior within the organization.

The next Hockey Canada Board election will take place at the November 2022 Annual General Meeting.

— Using files from Global’s Suzette Francis and Canadian Press

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