The Standing Committee on the Status of Women has started their proceedings on The JUST Act and Rona Ambrose was their first witness.
Her bill would require lawyers applying for a position in the Canadian judiciary to have completed sexual assault case training and education.
This training unfortunately not currently is not required and it’s time for that to change.
Survivors of sexual assault should not be afraid to come forward with their case. We need to build confidence in our legal system.
Rona Ambrose is looking forward to following the Committee on the Status of Women’s proceedings closely and working with them as they study her Private Member’s Bill.