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Accessible Canada Act  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to table, in both official languages, a charter statement with respect to Bill C-81, an act to ensure a barrier-free Canada.

June 20th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question with respect to Bill C-45, the cannabis legislation that we are moving forward. I would like to thank the members in the other House for the thoughtful and considered amendments they have put forward. I am anticipating that we will receive

June 8th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would like to table, in both official languages, a legislative background for Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

May 30th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am incredibly proud to answer the member opposite's question. With respect to listening to the provinces, and I will add the territories, of course we have listened to the provinces and territories. If the member opposite was familiar with the Government of Quebec

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I have listened to the comments from the member across the way, and I would have to, with great respect, disagree. Committees are not dysfunctional. Committees are filled with members of Parliament who work incredibly hard to hear from witnesses, to write reports abo

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for the opportunity to correct the mischaracterization that members opposite are projecting on the reclassification of offences. Reclassification of offences is not about sentencing ranges. Instead, these amendments would give crown prosecu

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I have to comment on the absolute mischaracterization by the member opposite with respect to what we are doing in terms of the reclassification of offences. We are not touching the sentencing ranges. We are providing the necessary discretion in terms of additional o

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, with Bill C-75, we have introduced a very comprehensive piece of legislation. In my view and in the view of the government, the best way to deal with the criminal justice system is to ensure that we have done our homework, ensure that we work with officials not just

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to talk about the judicial appointments process, which we dramatically reformed. I have to say that I am incredibly proud of the 179 Superior Court judges that I have appointed. Last year, 100 appointments were made, which is more than an

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, every member in this House, I am certain, takes the issue of human trafficking extremely seriously. These are among the most vulnerable people in our society, and we need to protect them. The reforms that we are making in the criminal justice system are broad-based

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, the member opposite talks about being impressed or not impressed. I am not impressed with the misrepresentations and the hyperbole that is coming from the other side of the House from the official opposition. This is an incredibly important bill. The member opposit

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, we are moving forward with Bill C-75. We want to get it to committee to have this discussion. There have been conversations among the parties with respect to Bill C-75. From those discussions, members on this side have spoken to this bill, the New Democratic Party

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I think there are two questions there. The member opposite references Bill C-46, which is the impaired driving legislation. When passed, this measure will create among the toughest impaired driving regimes in the world. I find it remarkable that the opposition member

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would hope that all members of the House take delays in the criminal justice system seriously. We have put forward Bill C-75 with a huge amount of consideration and consultation to ensure that we have the provinces and territories on board with the bold reforms we

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand up to speak to the measures we propose putting into place via Bill C-75. This is a very comprehensive piece of legislation that deserves the necessary discussion and debate, including from defence counsel, when it arrives in committee. I look fo

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal