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Ambrose to join Liberal ministers in re-introducing bill on sexual assault awareness training for judges

Two Liberal cabinet ministers and former interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose are getting together to re-introduce legislation to require judges to undergo sensitivity training before they can preside over sexual assault cases, CBC News has learned.

Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef and Justice Minister David Lametti are joining Ambrose Tuesday morning in Ottawa to bring back the former Conservative MP’s private member’s bill, according to a senior Liberal source.

Before stepping down as an MP in 2017, Ambrose introduced the Judicial Accountability Through Sexual Assault Law Training Act.

The legislation would have required that anyone up for an appointment to the bench in Canada undergo comprehensive training in sexual assault law.

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