Hockey Canada Leaders Step Down in Wake of Sexual-Assault Settlement

OTTAWA—The chief executive and the board of directors at Canada’s governing body for hockey stepped down Tuesday, after some of Canada’s biggest corporations severed financial relationships with the organization in response to its handling of sexual assault allegations.

Hockey Canada said the resignations are in recognition of “the urgent need for new leadership and perspectives.” The organization will hold votes for members to elect a new board no later than mid-December.

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