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CJC considers making courses for judges mandatory

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Federal judges would risk being disciplined for professional misconduct for failing to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) — including failing to update their training in sexual assault law — if the Canadian Judicial Council moves ahead to make CPD mandatory, as called for by some MPs and other critics.

Amid growing public pressure to improve how the judiciary handles sexual assault cases, CJC executive director and senior general counsel Norman Sabourin disclosed that the educational committee of the disciplinary body for Canada’s 1,117 federally appointed...