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Health  Mr. Speaker, the topic of physician-assisted dying is highly complex, sensitive and we need to ensure that we have a real discussion with Canadians that focuses on health care, personal choice and ensures that we protect the vulnerable. We are committed to working with parliamen

December 7th, 2015House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I certainly recognize and respect the conversations that we have had on this issue. Our government is committed to establishing a nation-to-nation relationship that respects an approach that will lay the framework for a true reconciliation with indigenous peoples. I

December 10th, 2015House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to undertaking a review of the criminal justice system, including sentencing. We will do that in a comprehensive way, engaging with our colleagues in the provinces and territories. With respect to mandatory minimums, we will also be revie

December 10th, 2015House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to reviewing the criminal justice system and looking at sentencing, including mandatory minimums. We are taking an approach to the criminal justice system that focuses not only on punishing offenders, but on restorative justice and being s

December 10th, 2015House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, first of all, we want to acknowledge the decision of the tribunal today, and acknowledge the leadership and advocacy of Cindy Blackstock, the Assembly of First Nations, and indigenous peoples. It is a 180-page document. Certainly, we will take careful reading of it,

January 26th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Aboriginal Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as I said, the judgment is 180 pages. We are undertaking to do our due diligence and review that decision, but I cannot anticipate anything within that decision that would cause me to file for judicial review. This is about equality. Our government is committed to eq

January 26th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member across the way for the question and certainly the passion he expresses with respect to indigenous people. Without question, I share that same passion, as does our government, to ensure that we implement the Indian Residential S

February 4th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to be a member of Parliament, and I am also proud to be the Minister of Justice. I have been an advocate for good governance my entire life. I take my ethical responsibilities incredibly seriously, and I am doing everything to ensure that I am not found in

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government has committed to legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. We will be proceeding on that matter in an orderly fashion and will take the time necessary in order to do it right. Until Parliament has enacted new legislation to ensure that mar

February 22nd, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for the question. Our government is committed to developing a substantive nation-to-nation relationship with indigenous peoples in this country, sitting down and working jointly, based on recognition and moving forward in order to ensure that ind

March 8th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as the member across knows, this is a matter that is before the courts, and so I will not speak to the particular circumstances with respect to that. However, I will say that with the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, we will work collaboratively in term

March 9th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as I stated, this matter is before the courts. What I instructed my officials to do was to seek an adjournment. Per my mandate letter from the Prime Minister, we are looking at our litigation strategy and doing a comprehensive review. In terms of specific cases, th

March 9th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, in terms of our approach, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system. That includes sentencing reform to determine efficiencies and effectiveness in the process and I will ensure that I work with my colleagues, including the Minister of

March 9th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, fundraising is an activity that every member of this House engages in. Thankfully, on a federal level there are strict rules in place that determine how fundraising activities occur. We do not take donations from corporations and we do not take donations from unions.

April 11th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I take my ethical responsibilities incredibly seriously. Fundraising, as I said, is an activity that every member of the House engages in. Another reality, in terms of fundraising, is to broadly engage with the public and have discussions. I would never place myself

April 11th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal