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Grand Prix cycling races in Montreal and Quebec canceled 

The Grand Prix Cyclistes race in Quebec City and Montreal that were scheduled to happen on Sept. 11, and Sept. 13 respectively, have been cancelled. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal »

Society, Sports

Winnipeg tentatively named hub city for possible CFL season

The Canadian Football League announced on Tuesday that the city of Winnipeg has been tentatively chosen to be the league’s hub city for a potential 2020 season pending the approval of public health and safety officials in Manitoba.  The selection »

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Another sports team drops controversial name

CFL ‘Eskimos’ name discontinued After years of questioning about the name, and the current strong movement against stereotypical names, the Edmonton Eskimos name is no more. Although various Edmonton rugby teams have used the name since the late 19th century, »

Society, Sports

CCM Hockey endorse Akim Aliu, commits to promote diversity in hockey

CCM Hockey, a designer and manufacturer of hockey equipment announced on Tuesday an endorsement agreement with the former National Hockey League player, founder of the Time to Dream Foundation and co-chair of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, Akim Aliu.  The Canadian »

International, Society, Sports

The controversy of sports team names: Edmonton Eskimos

Team says name was chosen to honour Inuit The issue of potentially offensive names of North American sports teams, primarily those referencing aboriginal groups, has waxed and waned in the past many years. The concern has gained new strength recently »

Sports

NHL and NHLPA reach tentative agreement for a return to play

The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) have reached a tentative agreement on a return to play plan, according to a press release from the league on Monday.  The return to play plan will »

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Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos respond to new calls to change name

The Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Edmonton Eskimos has responded to the new calls to change its nickname by saying that it will increase its engagement with Inuit communities, according to a tweet from the team on July 3.  The tweet »

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It appears this year’s Stanley Cup will be won on Canadian ice

No Canadian-based team has won the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Canadiens did it in 1993, but it appears more and more likely that–at the very least–this year’s Cup will be won on Canadian ice. If everything breaks right–and there »

Sports

Former NHLer suing Canada’s major developmental hockey league

Former National Hockey League player, Daniel Carcillo is leading a class-action lawsuit against Canada’s developmental hockey league, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), alleging systemic failures to protect children from violent hazing and other abuses.  The class-action lawsuit that was filed »

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Canadian tennis athletes express support and concern over the U.S. Open

Biance Andreescu, the Canadian tennis star, plans to make the most of the opportunity to get back on the tennis court in response to the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) decision to hold the U.S. Open in spite of concerns »