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Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault)
In accordance with its Order of Reference of Thursday, March 9, 2017, your Committee has considered Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault), and agreed on Thursday, May 11, 2017, to report it with the following amendments:

Clause 2

That Bill C-337, in Clause 2, be amended

(a) by replacing line 28 on page 2 with the following:

“hensive

(i) education in sexual assault law that has been developed in consultation with sexual assault survivors, as well as with groups and organizations that support them, and that includes”

(b) by replacing line 32 on page 2 with the following:

“associated with sexual assault complainants, and

(ii) social context education.”

Clause 3

That Bill C-337, in Clause 3, be amended by replacing line 37 on page 2 with the following:

“al assault law and social context that have been developed in consultation with sexual assault survivors, as well as with groups and organizations that support them;”

Clause 5

That Bill C-337, in Clause 5, be amended by

(a) replacing lines 21 to 24 on page 3 with the following:

“278.92 (1) In proceedings for an offence under section 151, 152, 153, 153.1 or 155, subsection 160(2) or (3) or section 170, 171, 172, 173, 271, 272 or 273, the judge shall provide reasons for a decision that a person is”

(b) adding the following after line 30 on page 3:

“(2) The reasons shall be entered in the record of the proceedings or, if the proceedings are not recorded, shall be provided in writing.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply only in proceedings before a judge without a jury.”

Clause 6

Clause 6 is deleted.

Your Committee has ordered a reprint of Bill C-337, as amended, as a working copy for the use of the House of Commons at the report stage.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 54, 56-58 and 61) is tabled.