Let us put our faith in Gary Bettman


 

The government side responds to the NDP’s call for a royal commission on hockey violence.

A spokesperson for Sports Minister Gary Lunn said it is up to the various leagues to police themselves. “We feel it’s a question best left to the leagues and the role of the federal government is to support players and athletes in their development and to support their coaches to make a good training environment for youth,” press secretary Vanessa Schneider said.


 

Let us put our faith in Gary Bettman

  1. After all that worked out really well on processed meat and medical isotopes.

  2. Besides Gary Lunn and the rest of the Conservative Caucus are very busy getting the last minute Olympic travel plans in order.

    How many Conservative photo-ops will we see in Vancouver in February when these MPs should be back in Ottawa working rather than vacationing?

  3. Shorter Lunn: You want us to work? Didn't you clue in when we prorogued?

  4. Has there ever been a more horrifying blogpost title?

  5. Truly, I generally believe the government should not meddle in sports (beyond allowing police to apply the criminal code where applicable). Still the title almost evoked a unfortunate visceral reaction. Aaron, you need to warn people would might be eating at their desks.

  6. Whereas NSFW = Not Safe For Work, I believe we ought also to meme NSFE = "not safe for eating".

  7. ”We feel it's a question best left to the leagues and the role of the federal government is to support players and athletes in their development and to support their coaches to make a good training environment for youth,”

    And wouldn't part of that be encouraging fair play in sport? No? Okay. We'll just wait for someone to take a headshot at the games, then we'll see how much you're paying attention.