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Bill C-75 (2018-2019): On human trafficking, obstructing clergy, child protection, abortion

04 September 2018
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Among other things, Bill C-75 would allow some serious offences related to human trafficking, assaulting clergy and infanticide to be considered as relatively minor summary conviction offences. The EFC’s briefs also comment on removing the Criminal Code provisions on abortion which were struck down by the Supreme Court in 1988.

Senate: The EFC made a written submission and an oral presentation on Bill C-75 to the Senate Legal and Constitution Affairs Committee on May 8, 2019. Read the full written submission (PDF). Picture below, video to come soon. Update: The EFC sent a follow-up letter to all senators on June 4.

House of Commons: The EFC made a written submission and an oral presentation to the Justice Committee on Bill C-75 in September 2018. The EFC’s brief is available as a six-page PDF.

Here are some short excerpts from the Justice Committee oral presentation by Julia Beazley, the EFC’s director of public policy.