Hockey by all accounts is perhaps one of the least diverse in terms of people of colour. Despite efforts to date to be an open and more inclusive sport, racism in hockey, unfortunately still exists at all levels. In recent years, however, it has reached disturbing levels both on and off the ice.
On January 18th of this year, Willie O’Ree celebrated his 60th anniversary since he broke the NHL’s color barrier with the Boston Bruins in a hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens on January 18, 1958.
On July 1, 1867, Canada, as a result of a series of conferences and orderly negotiations with the existing provinces over the years, became a nation, the Dominion of Canada. Since Confederation, Canada has seen numerous territorial changes and expansions, resulting in the current configuration of 10 provinces and 3 territories.