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Tim Hortons just pulled funds from Hockey Canada and people think it's a good move

Just hours after a two-day hearing from the Canadian Heritage standing committee hearing into Hockey Canada and numerous allegations of sexual assault, long-time partner Tim Hortons has announced they are officially pulling funding from Hockey Canada.

"We've communicated to Hockey Canada on many occasions that the organization needs to take strong and definitive action before it can regain the faith and trust of Canadians" reads Tim's statement before adding, "We officially informed Hockey Canada this week that we have pulled out of all men's hockey programming for 2022-23 season including the men's world junior championships."

It was recently announced that Hockey Canada would be the subject of an audit and that Hockey Quebec decided to not forward registration fees to the national body.

All of this news comes after multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct have been filed against former Hockey Canada players. 

The scandal started earlier this summer after news broke that a woman alleged eight CHL players, some on the Canada U20 world juniors team, sexually assaulted her in 2018. She filed a $3.5 million lawsuit this spring. 

Since then, an investigation has been opened into the 2003 Canadian world junior teams following alleged group assaults and rapes.

All of these allegations, including news that company funds were used to pay off victims, plus a culture of sweeping incidents "under the rug" have rocked the Canadian hockey world.

Since the news of Tim's funding pull-out, many have applauded the coffee biz for making the right decision.

Many are hoping this move will force Hockey Canada to bring about meaningful changes, especially since many think they have yet to take responsibility.

Tim Hortons will still fund children's hockey, para hockey, and women's hockey programs. 

Since news broke, there might be more Hockey Canada partners looking to pull funding as well.

Lead photo by

Clement Lambert

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