Justice Minister on Sexual Assault Law Training for Judges

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Justice Minister on Sexual Assault Law Training for Judges

Justice Minister David Lametti holds a news conference on Parliament Hill to discuss the Senate’s passage of the federal government’s legislation requiring new federally appointed judges to undergo training about sexual assault law. Bill C-3 has also received royal assent. The legislation is based on a private member’s bill introduced by former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose in 2017. The justice minister is also asked about the government’s bill to update Canada’s Broadcasting Act. An amendment to Bill C-10 has sparked public outcry over the potential regulation of user-generated content on social media platforms. The House of Commons heritage committee will be sending the bill to the minister for a Charter review. (May 7, 2021) (no interpretation)