Quebec’s legislature is holding hearings Wednesday to investigate violence in hockey hazing rituals. Witnesses include representatives from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and McGill University, which suspended its football program for a year in 2005 after a student was sexually assaulted with a broom handle during a hazing party. The hearings come after an Ontario Superior Court Justice accepted evidence that former players suffered “horrific and despicable and unquestionably criminal acts”. The university initially refused to testify but changed course amid criticism from the province’s opposition parties. A panel for the CHL found an “unspoken code of silence” that enables misconduct off the ice. Join my Facebook group to stay up to date on the latest news and developments from this hearing.
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