MPP Laurie Scott re-introduces bill after legislature prorogued

By Lindsay Advocate

As a result of the Wynne government’s decision to prorogue the Legislature this week, MPP Laurie Scott says she was forced to re-introduce her private member’s bill, the Mandatory Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers Act.

Scott’s bill would implement mandatory sexual assault training for currently sitting judges and justices of the peace.

“Although my private member’s bill received the unanimous support of all parties in the Legislature at second reading four months ago, the Wynne government sat on its hands and allowed this important bill to languish in committee without bringing it up for debate,” Scott says in a press release.

“There is absolutely no reason that this bill shouldn’t already be the law of the land, but this government’s decision to prorogue means that we’re back at square one,” Scott adds.

She says the bill would implement real legislative measures aimed at protecting sexual assault survivors from being re-victimized.

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