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Women’s advocates, defence counsel call for transparency from judiciary on sexual assault law training for judges

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 7:20 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Defence counsel and women’s advocates are both calling on Canada’s judicial leaders to disclose details of how the judicial branch educates its members to handle sexual assault prosecutions.

Sen. Kim PateAs part of her study in the Senate of Bill C-337 (the proposed Judicial Accountability through Sexual Assault Law Training Act) that was unanimously passed this year by the Commons, Sen. Kim Pate told The Lawyer’s Daily she is writing all of Canada’s chief justices and chief judges to ask them to explain the specifics of...