FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-337, An Act To Amend The Judges Act And The Criminal Code (sexual Assault)

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

2nd Reading
May 31, 2018


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Judges Act to restrict eligibility for judicial appointment to individuals who have completed comprehensive education in respect of matters related to sexual assault law and social context. It also requires the Canadian Judicial Council to report on continuing education seminars in matters related to sexual assault law. Furthermore, it amends the Criminal Code... (Click for more)


House

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
Feb 23, 2017 Mar 9, 2017 May 15, 2017

Senate

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
May 16, 2017 May 31, 2018

Published on May 31, 2018

Bill Summary

Bill C-337, An Act To Amend The Judges Act And The Criminal Code (sexual Assault)

SUMMARY


This enactment amends the Judges Act to restrict eligibility for judicial appointment to individuals who have completed comprehensive education in respect of matters related to sexual assault law and social context. It also requires the Canadian Judicial Council to report on continuing education seminars in matters related to sexual assault law. Furthermore, it amends the Criminal Code to require that reasons provided by a judge in sexual assault decisions be entered in the record of the proceedings or be in writing.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Judges Act R.S.C., 1985, c. J-1

  2. Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46

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