Human Rights Tribunal asked to ban ‘racist’ hockey team names from local arenas

TORONTO – “Racist” team names and logos are creating a hostile environment for parents and children alike in local arenas and should be banned, a parent claimed before the Human Rights  Tribunal of Ontario Monday.

Brad Gallant, an indigenous parent, alleges that the city of Mississauga, Ont., discriminated against him by allowing minor league teams to use names and logos that are offensive to some.

Gallant’s children played organized hockey at city-run rinks in Mississauga, where...

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