Ministers Discuss Sexual Assault Law Training For Judges – October 19, 2020

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Ministers Discuss Sexual Assault Law Training For Judges – October 19, 2020

Federal ministers David Lametti (justice) and Maryam Monsef (women and gender equality) speak with reporters on Parliament Hill about legislation (C-3) requiring federal judges to undergo training about sexual assault law. MPs are scheduled to vote on Bill C-3 at second reading later in the day. Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose introduced a private member’s bill in February 2017 that would have mandated such education for prospective federal judges.The Liberal government revived her bill and tabled Bill C-5 three years later on February 4, 2020. The new identical bill was reintroduced on September 25, 2020, following the prorogation of Parliament. (no interpretation)