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The Canadian Judicial Council told MPs about its concerns with Bill C-5.
The former Tory leader blamed a “group of old boys” for delaying the legislation that was first introduced in 2017.
One of the video courses teaches about how "rape myths" can propagate "rapidly" during a trial.
"I'm sick of reading about them in the news."
The bill would restrict eligibility for an appointment to the bench to candidates who have completed comprehensive sexual assault education.
Tradition is the right word for the appointment in other ways. While most court watchers confidently predicted an aboriginal appointee, a woman, or both, Mr Trudeau confounded speculation by choosing an experienced, older white man. The traditional diversity markers of region and language won out over more recent preoccupations with race and sex.
Judge Eliano Marengo has declared her Quebec courtroom "a secular place and a secular space", and has denied Rania El-Alloul a hearing because she wears a hijab. The judge proclaimed that there are no religious symbols in her courtroom. It is impossible for a judge who daily has witnesses place their hand on a Bible and swear to tell the truth to claim there are no religious symbols in her courtroom. So did the fact that Rania El-Alloul's attire was Islamic weigh more heavily on the judge's decision than the fact that she wore a religious symbol?
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