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The non-disclosure agreement covering Hockey Canada’s settlement of a lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct is now in the crosshairs of a new parliamentary committee request for documents on how the organization handled the case.

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met in camera on Wednesday afternoon. Late Thursday afternoon, he released the minutes of that meeting.

They detail the committee’s decision to formally request documents on how Hockey Canada handled the sexual assault allegation in 2018 against several players from the World Junior Championship team – in time for two meetings next month.

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On July 26 and 27, the committee will again invite the Minister of Sports, Pascale St-Onge, to testify.

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He subpoenas officials from Hockey Canada, the Canadian Hockey League and Sport Canada, and also calls witnesses from insurance company BFL Canada and Henein Hutchison, which is the outside firm that investigated the allegations.

The committee requests copies of communications between Hockey Canada and the teams and players regarding the alleged sexual assault, as well as a copy of the non-disclosure agreement which is redacted to protect identities.

Committee MPs also want the minutes of meetings held by Hockey Canada and the Hockey Canada Foundation to be subject to solicitor-client privilege, litigation privilege and settlement privilege from June 2018 to July 15, 2022 .

– More soon.

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