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House Government Bill
42nd Parliament, 1st Session
December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019
Text of the Bill
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An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act
Statute of Canada
2018, c. 29
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2018-12-13)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • As final vote nears on Bill C-51, senators consider law groups' proposals to fix sex assault law reforms . Cristin Schmitz. The Lawyer's Daily, October 2, 2018
  • Bill would reform Criminal Code provisions on rape shield, 3rd-party records. Cristin Schmitz. The Lawyer's Daily, 2017
  • Cleaning the cobwebs from the Criminal Code - Dépoussiérer le Code quelques vieilles idées. Omar Ha-Redeye. CBA National, 26(3):44-45 , Fall 2017
  • Conservatives join with Liberals to vote down Senate's amendments to sexual assault bill. Cristin Schmitz. The Lawyer's Daily blog, December 11, 2018
  • Defence bar hopes Senate will amend sexual assault law reforms. Cristin Schmitz. The Lawyer's Daily, 2017
  • Goodale tables gun law aimed at enhancing public safety. Cristin Schmitz. The Lawyer's Daily, 2018
  • Government rejects Senate's bid to change consent provisions in sexual assault bill . Cristin Schmitz. The Lawyer's Daily, November 19, 2018
  • 'Massive' budget implementation bill replete with legal measures of note to bar and clients . Cristin Schmitz. The Lawyer's Daily, 2018
  • MPs heed defence bar's warning that compelling defence disclosure in sex assault cases violates Charter. Cristin Schmitz . The Lawyer's Daily , 2017
  • New sexual assault laws riddled with Charter violations. Laurelly Dale. The Lawyer's Daily, 2017
  • Opinion : adding capacity assessment to sexual assault bill [C-51] creates uncertainty . Pierre Dalphond. The Lawyer's Daily, The Lawyer's Daily, 2018
  • Terrorist speech under Bills C-51 and C-59 and the Othman Hamdan case : the continued incoherence of Canada’s approach . Roach, Kent. Alberta Law Review , 57 (1):203-232 , 2019
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