Today I kicked off the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s proceedings on The JUST Act as their first witness. Here is my exchange with Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament.
My bill would require lawyers who want to become judges to be trained in sexual assault law. I was surprised to learn that this training isn’t mandatory and it’s time now to make the justice system fairer for everyone involved. I look forward to following this committee closely and working with them as they study my Private Member’s Bill.
Find out more about my bill here: http://theJUSTact.ca