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Justice  Mr. Speaker, as I have said, our government is committed to improving the efficiencies and the effectiveness of the criminal justice system to ensure victims are supported, to ensure that offenders are taken to account, and to ensure public safety. Delays in the criminal justice

April 19th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am always pleased to stand up here to talk about the independent process in terms of appointing meritorious candidates to superior courts across this country. I am proud of the 167 meritorious appointments that I have made, appointments that reflect the diversity

April 19th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, again, I am committed to continuing to appoint meritorious judges to the superior courts across this country. The member opposite should know that appointing judges is not necessarily the main reason that delays exist. What we are doing is fulfilling our government's

April 19th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government has taken responsibility by moving forward with criminal justice reform that keeps communities safe, protects victims, and holds offenders to account. By way of introducing Bill C-75, we have fulfilled a commitment to bring forward substantive reform t

April 18th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I take full responsibility for continuing to appoint the most meritorious candidates to the superior court benches across this country. To date, I have appointed 167 judges to the benches. We will continue to follow a thorough review process, going through the indepe

April 17th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1  moved that Bill C-74, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

April 16th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved for leave to introduce 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. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

March 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I would like to table, in both official languages, a charter statement with respect to 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.

March 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

An Act in Relation to Firearms  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to table, in both official languages, a charter statement on Bill C-71, an act to amend certain acts and regulations in relation to firearms.

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ways and Means  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1) I wish to table a ways and means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and other measures. Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2) I ask that an order of the day be designated for co

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to stand to talk about our robust appointment process and to celebrate the meritorious candidates who I have been able to appoint across the country, some 160 thus far. In terms of judicial candidates, I take the evaluation of the independ

February 27th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question being brought up. I did receive, last week, a recommendation from the Canadian Judicial Council that recommended the removal of the judge that was referenced. I will now consider that recommendation and will proceed in due course. I wanted

February 27th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Chair, I appreciate the important comments about a moment of reckoning. I could not agree more that we are at a time right now when things have to change. We have to turn words into action, and I am committed to doing that. I, as well, had the opportunity, along with the Min

February 14th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Chair, that is an incredibly important question. There are many negative reasons why indigenous individuals and other marginalized communities find themselves in the criminal justice system. The minister pointed out having been in the custody of the child welfare system. In

February 14th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Chair, I am happy to respond. I am assuming the member opposite is referring to social media tweets that I, the Prime Minister, and other ministers of the crown put out. With respect to what has transpired over the last week, I sent out a tweet after the Prime Minister, reco

February 14th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal