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Medical Assistance in Dying  Mr. Speaker, medical assistance in dying is an incredibly complex, sensitive and deeply personal issue. Our government put forward legislation that we are proud forms the national framework around medical assistance in dying. It draws the correct balance between the autonomy of i

November 5th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Medical Assistance in Dying  Mr. Speaker, again, medical assistance in dying is a deeply complex, sensitive and deeply personal matter for individuals who are seeking to access medical assistance in dying. Our government introduced Bill C-14 in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Jordan. W

November 5th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I completely reject the characterization by members opposite on Bill C-75, which is a comprehensive bill that seeks to address delays in the criminal justice system. There is nothing in this legislation that would reduce sentences. There is nothing that would change

November 1st, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his question about the necessity to expand the reach of animal fighting to include dogs. As I mentioned in my speech, there has been significant study around dog fighting, which does exist in Ontario, by the Ontario SPCA major case manag

October 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, to answer both parts of my hon. colleague's question, this legislation is short and well thought through. In terms of bestiality, it follows the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in R. v. D.L.W., which talks about contact for a sexual purpose. As I said in my spee

October 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. colleague across the way for her private member's bill, which speaks to the issue raised in D.L.W. This government bill, as I said, goes to address the gap that exists in the criminal law with respect to bestiality by providing a definition. I hear

October 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his recognition that there may not be many members of the House who would oppose the specific pieces of Bill C-84. I have had the opportunity to talk with the hon. member about the horrific example of abuse that happened in his riding w

October 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved that Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure I speak to Bill C-84, an act to amend the Criminal Code, bestiality and animal fighting, which b

October 29th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Animal Welfare  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Lac-Saint-Louis for his advocacy, in fact all parliamentarians' advocacy, on this important issue. Yesterday I was proud to introduce Bill C-84, which delivers on our government's commitment to protect children and animals f

October 19th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I can say that I have a very clear understanding of the importance of the independence of the judicial system. As I have stated, this prosecution of Vice-Admiral Norman is being handled by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, a body that is independent from my

October 18th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I will say it again. This prosecution is being handled by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, which is a body that is independent from the Office of the Attorney General. As this matter is before the courts, we will not, it is not appropriate to, comment furth

October 18th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is being handled by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, a body that acts independently of my role. As this matter is currently before the court, as the member opposite should know, it would be inappropriate for me to

October 18th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I have to say this prosecution is being handled by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, which operates independently from my office. As this matter is currently before the court, it would be entirely inappropriate for me to comment further.

October 18th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-84, an act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting). (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

October 18th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, without question, our hearts go out to the family of Constable Beckett in this tragedy. I will say that our government is incredibly proud to have introduced and passed legislation that is among the toughest impaired driving laws in the world. I will say, with respe

October 5th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal