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MP questions judges’ concerns over sexual assault training bill

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 6:28 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Canadian Judicial Council’s (CJC) contention that proposed legislation targeting judicial bungling of sexual assault cases impinges on judicial independence met with some pushback in Parliament May 2.

Norman SabourinThe Commons Status of Women Committee is completing its study of Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose’s proposed Judicial Accountability through Sexual Assault Law Training Act and plans to go to clause-by-clause consideration of the bill May 11. Bill C-337 would require written reasons to be provided in sexual assault cases, as well as mandate “recent and comprehensive” sexual...