Scott Smith is out as Hockey Canada’s president and CEO. In fact, the entire board of directors for Hockey Canada also resigned today. Smith was unable to survive the fallout related to the national body’s handling of sexual assault allegations and how settlements were paid out. The news angered many Canadians leading to calls for change. After spending nearly 30 years climbing the ladder at Hockey Canada, Smith lasted just over three months in the top job. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, tells BCN’s Hal Roberts that the pressure to have Smith and the board resign continued to mount as sponsors were pulling out of supporting Hockey Canada.
Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. He worked as a parliamentary reporter on the Hill interviewing federal leaders and cabinet ministers. Hal also covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. He worked as a reporter and anchor for business shows airing on BNN, Global and CHCH-TV. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.