Hockey Canada, Shane Doan Under Pressure

Francois GendronSenior Writer IMay 2, 2007

The selection of Shane Doan as captain of Team Canada for the World Championships in Moscow will have to be justified in front of a committee at the Parliament in Ottawa.

Parliament unanimously passed a motion initiated by Gilles Duceppe from the Bloc Quebecois to bring Hockey Canada in front of the country's official languages committee. The controversy surrounding Doan stems from a December 2005 incident in Montreal, when the Phoenix Coyotes forward allegedly shouted racist comments at a French Canadian referee after a match with the Canadiens.
Doan has denied that the incident ever occurred.

Duceppe justified the motion on the grounds that Team Canada is funded by federal money, and should be more responsible in its actions and decisions.