Alberta Proposes Bill to Prevent Sex Offenders From Changing Their Names

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Alberta Proposes Bill to Prevent Sex Offenders From Changing Their Names

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney holds a news conference in Edmonton to discuss his government’s legislation to prohibit anyone convicted of a serious sex crime from legally changing their name. Individuals 18 years and older will be required to submit a criminal record check or a police information check with their application for a name change. The premier is joined by Nate Glubish, minister of Service Alberta, Sheldon Kennedy, co-founder of the Respect Group, and Cheryl Diebel, CEO of the Zebra Child Protection Centre. Earlier this year Saskatchewan became the first province to prevent people convicted of certain sex crimes from changing their names. (June 24, 2020) (no interpretation)