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by Paul on 10/27/12 at 09:38 AM ET
from the CP at CTV,
The Canadian Hockey League Players' Association, which says it represents junior A players, has threatened to sue the Ontario Hockey League over what it says are violations of "minimum legislative employment standards."
The CHLPA charges that players aren't paid minimum wage, overtime, vacation or severance pay. The CHLPA has also made similar complaints in Nova Scotia in reference to the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads.
The Canadian Hockey League, the umbrella organization for the OHL, WHL and QMJHL, fired back Friday afternoon.
"We firmly believe that our teams have always acted in accordance with all applicable provincial and federal laws and will continue to do so," the CHL said in a statement.
Junior A players in Canada are currently paid a small weekly stipend.
The CHL said the estimated investment for each player is $35,000 to $40,000 annually, which includes an education program and other benefits.
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