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Nova Scotia hockey officials form task force to combat racism, discrimination – HalifaxToday.ca

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019108 Views

The move comes after 16-year-old Logan Prosper came forward this week to say he was the target of racial slurs during a game in Cheticamp

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s governing body for amateur hockey has assembled a task force to deal with discrimination in the sport after an Indigenous player said he was subjected to racist taunts during a recent game in Cape Breton.

The executive director of Hockey Nova Scotia, Amy Walsh, says the team will include a human rights lawyer and representatives from the Indigenous, African Nova Scotian and LGBTQ communities.

“At Hockey Nova Scotia, we believe that the rink should be a welcoming place for everyone. We believe that racism and discrimination have no place in our game,” Walsh said in a statement Wednesday.

The move comes after 16-year-old Logan Prosper came forward this week to say he was the target of racial slurs during a game in Cheticamp, N.S., on Sunday night.

Read More: https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/nova-scotia-hockey-officials-form-task-force-to-combat-racism-discrimination-1956972

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