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First Nations argue new hockey league is 'blatant racism,' segregates Indigenous, non-Indigenous teams


December 20, 2018

The lawyer representing a new Manitoba junior hockey league argued in court Wednesday that five Manitoba First Nations suing the Capital Region Junior Hockey League have failed to prove that it poached players, or left the First Nations' teams in jeopardy.

Bill Bowles, who is representing the organizers of the Capital Region Junior Hockey League, told Justice Herbert Rempel that the teams were entitled to leave their old league — the Keystone Junior Hockey League — and that the new league's players are at risk of losing their hockey season over "vague evidence" that the First Nations' teams have suffered a loss.


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