The Silence of Our Friends

By Rachel Corbett. I have been very impressed by the Harassment in Sport blog series presented by the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian … [Read more...]

When Rough Play Becomes Assault

The use of criminal law to regulate the conduct of sport participants has a long history, within which Canada is noted as being unique in using … [Read more...]

Canada Raises Legal Age of Consent

The term “age of consent” is the age at which one is legally allowed to engage in sexual activity. In June 2006, the Harper government introduced Bill … [Read more...]

Violence in Sport Part II – Dealing With Violence as a Legal Issue

In the last issue, we discussed the topic of violence in sport from the criminal law perspective, specifically in the context of a charge of assault. … [Read more...]

Violence in Sport Part I – It’s Your Responsibility Too

This is the first of a two-part column on the legal parameters of violence in sport. Part one focuses on a criminal law perspective. Part two will … [Read more...]

Violence in Sport: Policy Considerations for the Amateur Sport Organization

Reports of violent sport incidents are becoming startlingly frequent. In 1996, members of the University of Moncton hockey team (including players and … [Read more...]

The Bully Problem

The bully has been around sport for quite some time. While the topics of harassment and abuse have received considerable attention (and are … [Read more...]