6of1_halfdozenofother Posted January 15 Share Posted January 15 According to the most recent episode of the CBC's "The Fifth Estate", apparently not. There's nothing in the Criminal Code of Canada that outlaws match fixing, apparently - and the investigative journalists in the program have shared instances of suspected and confirmed instances of bribery and match fixing in sporting events involving Canadian entities and Canadian athletes. Which leads to the question: if match fixing is not illegal in Canada, what's to stop the NHL from dipping their hands into the match fixing cookie jar? How do we know that games are being played by all players on the ice with actual sportsmanship and integrity, that games are being reffed by on-ice officials who are calling the games with integrity and in the spirit of fair play, and that the league isn't purposely tilting the ice one way or the other through their off-ice assessments of supplemental discipline, scheduling for each season, and updating of the rulebooks? Splash page: https://www.cbc.ca/news/fifthestate/the-gamblification-of-canada-1.6709429 Video link: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2161038403731/ 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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