NDP introduces bill requiring NS universities to adopt sexual assault policies

May 7, 2015

A private bill introduced in the Nova Scotia legislature by NDP MLA Dave Wilson calls on the province’s PSE institutions to establish specific sexual assaultpolicies. The “Safer Universities and Colleges Act” would require that institutions set up complaint procedures and response protocols, training and prevention programs, and 24-hour support for victims. Additionally, the institutions would have to collect and report sexual assault data and make the information publicly available. The bill stipulates that students would play a significant part in the creation of institutional policies, and requires that policies undergo a full review every four years. ChronicleHerald | Metro News