After idleness from NHL and CFL, Governor-General moves to act on concussions


Roy MacGregorglobeandmail.com


‘Growing understanding’ of head trauma means sport must evolve to address the issue, David Johnston says

With the NHL and CFL dragging their feet on the issue of concussions, and no action on the government’s part after the Prime Minister brought up the topic with cabinet ministers a year ago, the governor-general has decided to go it alone. David Johnston will hold a one-day forum titled “We Can Do Better” at Rideau Hall to address rising public concern over the long-lasting effects of sport concussions. “The medical evidence has become increasingly powerful that we have a problem,” Mr. Johnston says. “The medical evidence is equally powerful that we can do better, with awareness and national strategies to make the game safer.”