Guillaume Donovan and David Foucher, two former University of Ottawa hockey players, are currently on trial in Thunder Bay for allegedly sexually assaulting a Lakehead University student in February 2014.
This is the second time that the trial of Foucher and Donovan has been delayed. Initially slotted to begin in August of 2016, the proceedings were delayed at the request of one of the defence attorneys due to a family emergency.
The class-action lawsuit filed by former members of the University of Ottawa’s men’s hockey team will be allowed to proceed, ruled Justice Kevin Phillips of the Ontario Superior Court on July 10. Justice Phillips did strike down part of the suit.
Progress has been slow in the case of two former members of the University of Ottawa men’s hockey team, which had its third court proceeding on Dec. 2.