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Tigger:
Can you smell what Laraque is cooking?

Junior hockey players have secretly formed an association that has threatened to sue their leagues if they don't get minimum wage and benefits, QMI Agency has learned.

The Canadian Hockey League Players' Association, led by former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque, served legal notices to owners and general managers of every team in the OHL, WHL and QMJHL.

Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson and Canadian Hockey League commissioner David Branch received identical legal letters.

Laraque says the fact that the federal government considers junior hockey players to be employees means they're entitled to salaries and things like vacation pay.

Nik:

Hard to argue it, really. Some CHL teams make a ton and it's tough to see how the players aren't employees. They should be making at least as much as someone working the counter at McDonald's.

Deleted Account:
 Now their owners can lock them out as well.

CarltonTheBear:
The thread title might be a bit misleading as apparently no player has any idea what the CHLPA is.

Tigger:

--- Quote from: CarltonTheBear on October 26, 2012, 10:15:50 PM ---The thread title might be a bit misleading as apparently no player has any idea what the CHLPA is.

--- End quote ---

...not that they'll admit to? Dunno, blame the trumpeter I guess.

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