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Sex assault reforms held up by Senate 'old boys,' says former Tory leader

Today on Front Burner, former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose on why she thinks her bill on judges' sexual assault training must pass, and soon.
Rona Ambrose, then interim Conservative Party leader, speaks in Ottawa in May 2017, after she introduced legislation that would make it mandatory for incoming federal judges to receive comprehensive training on sexual assault law. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press)
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It was 2017 when Rona Ambrose, then interim Conservative Party leader, introduced legislation that would make it mandatory for incoming federal judges to receive comprehensive training on sexual assault law. But despite bipartisan support in the House, the bill is stalled in the Senate. Today on Front Burner, Rona Ambrose on why she is making noise to save her bill, before it dies when Parliament adjourns ahead of the next election.

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