4th Session, 41st Legislature
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THE PROVINCIAL COURT AMENDMENT ACT (MANDATORY AWARENESS TRAINING)
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Provincial Court Act is amended by this Act.
2 The following is added as section 3.3:
3.3 Before a person takes office as a judge, they must participate in a course that, in the opinion of the Chief Judge, provides adequate training on the subjects of
(a) sexual assault law, including
(i) evidentiary prohibitions,
(ii) the principles of consent, and
(iii) the conduct of trials involving allegations of sexual assault; and
3 The following is added after section 41 and before the centred heading "JUDICIAL JUSTICES OF THE PEACE":
41.1 Before a person takes office as a designated justice of the peace as defined in The Domestic Violence and Stalking Act, they must participate in a course that, in the opinion of the Chief Judge, provides adequate training on the subjects of
(a) domestic violence and stalking within the meaning of The Domestic Violence and Stalking Act; and
(b) the myths and stereotypes associated with sexual assault complainants.
4 This Act comes into force 90 days after the day it receives royal assent.