Racism in the Outaouais: Hockey Quebec launches an independent investigation

Last season, complaints were filed regarding allegations of racism within the Gatineau Intrepid U15 AAA team. Six players have also been suspended.

However, the complaint process could not be completed and completed; certain requirements set out in the policy cannot be metwe learn in the press release published by Hockey Quebec on Thursday.

In light of the information collected since the opening of these files by the Complaints Officer, the latter recommends that Hockey Quebec initiate an independent investigation to be conducted by Me Jules Bernier.however, can we read.

The investigation will therefore be coordinated by the Complaints Officer. As several elements reported during the process provided for in the Integrity Protection Policy require further investigation, an independent investigation is necessary in order to shed full light on the situation.wrote Vicky Poirier, Integrity Protection Complaints Officer.

Hockey Quebec wants to provide a healthy and safe environment

For his part, the general manager of Hockey Quebec, Jocelyn Thibault, assured that the organization was taking to heart and seriously its responsibility to protect its members by offering them a healthy, safe environment, free from any form of abuse, and in which they can carry out their activities and practice their sport with confidence.

Hockey Quebec reiterates the importance it places on not tolerating any act of racism, intimidation or harassment at all levels and at all levels of the organization. »

A quote from Jocelyn Thibault, General Manager of Hockey Quebec

People involved in the complaints will be able to return to their activities while the investigation is taking place, provided they complete an online training course on respect in sport.

A report and recommendations must be submitted to Hockey Quebec once the investigation is complete.

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