Ottawa freezing Hockey Canada funding amid firestorm over alleged sex assaults

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1:14Trudeau calls Hockey Canada’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’ amid investigation into sex assault allegations

Accused by Interim Conservative Party Leader Candice Bergen of “covering up bad behaviour” by Hockey Canada amid an investigation into sex assault allegations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the organization’s behaviour “unacceptable” during question period on Tuesday.

The Canadian government is freezing federal funding to Hockey Canada as the organization remains embroiled in a firestorm of scrutiny over its handling of sexual assault allegations.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday called the organization’s handling of the allegations “unacceptable,” while Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge said Hockey Canada will be “held accountable.”

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TSN first reported news of the funding freeze on Wednesday morning.

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Global News has confirmed the decision with the office of St-Onge.

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0:38Sports minister says Hockey Canada must do more after alleged sex assaults

Sports minister says Hockey Canada must do more after alleged sex assaults

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