Marie-France Coallier Le Devoir The campus of McGill University, in the heart of the center -ville de Montréal
McGill University, which was originally to participate in the Quebec parliamentary commission on violence in junior hockey, finally declined the invitation. The Montreal institution believes it has nothing to add to the file.
The deputies of the National Assembly agreed to meet on Wednesday for a special parliamentary committee on “revelations of violence during initiations in the middle of junior hockey and the possible situation in other sports”. Among the organizations invited to give their side of the story are the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League.
McGill University was originally scheduled to participate in the exercise. His name had also been placed on the agenda of the Committee on Culture and Education on Friday. However, on Monday, he was gone.
“Believing that his testimony would not add value to this mandate, McGill respectfully declined the Commission's invitation and informed its Secretariat late Friday, February 17,” the Duty McGill Media Relations Officer Frédérique Mazerolle.
In 2005, the University made headlines after a rookie player on its football team told being penetrated against his will with a broom by teammates. After an internal investigation, the team ended its season.
“As they have experienced this kind of event a few times, I thought it was relevant to discuss with them the process and the improvements that they put up in this kind of situation,” Liberal MP Enrico Ciccone said on Monday.
“My intention was to learn from their experience and best practices, not point them in the finger. It is a pity to see that they will not participate in the parliamentary committee. »