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Judges Act

Version of section 60 from 2023-05-27 to 2023-06-21:

Marginal note:Objects of Council

  •  (1) The objects of the Council are to promote efficiency and uniformity, and to improve the quality of judicial service, in superior courts.

  • Marginal note:Powers of Council

    (2) In furtherance of its objects, the Council may

    • (a) establish conferences of chief justices and associate chief justices;

    • (b) establish seminars for the continuing education of judges, including seminars on matters related to sexual assault law, intimate partner violence, coercive control in intimate partner and family relationships and social context, which includes systemic racism and systemic discrimination;

    • (c) make the inquiries and the investigation of complaints or allegations described in section 63; and

    • (d) make the inquiries described in section 69.

  • Marginal note:Seminars related to sexual assault law

    (3) The Council should ensure that seminars on matters related to sexual assault law established under paragraph (2)(b)

    • (a) are developed after consultation with persons, groups or organizations the Council considers appropriate, such as sexual assault survivors and persons, groups and organizations that support them, including Indigenous leaders and representatives of Indigenous communities; and

    • (b) include, where the Council finds appropriate, instruction in evidentiary prohibitions, principles of consent and the conduct of sexual assault proceedings, as well as education regarding myths and stereotypes associated with sexual assault complainants.

  • R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 60
  • 1992, c. 51, s. 26
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 105
  • 2021, c. 8, s. 2
  • 2023, c. 7, s. 2

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