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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

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, members on this side of the House have had the opportunity to speak to Bill C-75. It is my understanding that the members from the New Democratic Party have had the opportunity to speak to this legislation. The members of the official opposition have refused to speak

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, when private members' bills are put forward, we consider them closely. I recognize the challenges posed by gambling and the need to address this issue. We considered that private member's bill closely. We are now talking about Bill C-75, which would address signifi

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, new member or not, I am incredibly proud of the work our government has done. I am incredibly proud to introduce Bill C-75, which answers the Supreme Court of Canada's call to address delays in the criminal justice system. We are making every effort. Members across

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague raised a number of issues. It is clear that there is a challenge with delays in the criminal justice system. The Supreme Court of Canada has challenged all of the actors in the criminal justice system to make substantive changes, to effect a cultu

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand to speak about Bill C-75, which will address delays and efficiencies in the criminal justice system. The member opposite spoke about the reclassification provisions in terms of the reforms that were proposed. It is simply untrue that we are ch

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, certainly we are taking a broad approach to a review of the criminal justice system, a balanced approach that supports victims of crime, that ensures the offenders are held to account, and that promotes public safety. We are committed to appointing a new federal om

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, as I said, our government is committed to ensuring that the criminal justice system provides for safe communities, ensures and respects victims of crime, and holds offenders to account. Our government is committed to a renewed approach, as we have said, in terms of

May 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, every single case or offence that comes before a court, if it is within the offences that we are proposing to reclassify, will be considered on its merits. We are not reducing or changing the sentencing regime with respect to these offences. What we are doing is p

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, as I stated earlier, we have done extensive consultations ever since I was honoured to have been placed in this role. We have done round tables right across the country in every province and territory. Round tables included judges, retired judges, defence lawyers,

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, that is absolutely not what I am saying. The member opposite is completely mis-characterizing the bold reforms that we are proposing with the reclassification of offences. This is not about altering sentencing ranges. This is not about changing the fundamental pri

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal