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Judge sex-assault training bill still sparking disagreement over judicial independence

By Samantha Wright Allen      

‘Parliament is interfering too much with what judges do, and I don't think it’s a good trend,’ says Independent Senator Mobina Jaffer.

Former Conservative MP Rona Ambrose is pictured with Justice Minister David Lametti on Feb. 4 as they announced the re-introduction of her private member's bill requiring judicial training on sexual assault cases. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A bill reintroduced this Parliament requiring sexual-assault education for judges is a parliamentary overstep, says one Senator, while others previously concerned the law impinged on judicial independence say the reworked legislation strikes the right balance.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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