Liberals confirm updates on Sexual Assault laws.

Published on : June 7, 2017 8:29

The federal government has introduced legislation to clarify and expand the sexual assault provisions in the Criminal Code, clearing up issues of consent and the use of a complainant’s past sexual history at a trial.

Bill C-51, introduced today by Justice Minister contains a large update to the Criminal Code that also repeals various obsolete, irrelevant or unconstitutional sections.The bill put forth introduces a series of amendments to clarify and strengthen the sexual assault and “rape shield” laws, including some that reflect Supreme Court of Canada decisions and address “misapplications” of current law.

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