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Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased that our government introduced a process for the appointment of Supreme Court of Canada judges, to make it open and transparent. I look forward to the independent expert panel bringing back very qualified candidates, respecting regional representation, w

September 20th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the member's question allows me to highlight the new process that the Prime Minister put in place for Supreme Court of Canada appointments. We respect the idea of having an open and transparent process to gain access to applications from a diverse group of qualified

September 20th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to part (a), 74 candidates were recommended by the independent advisory committees between November 4, 2015, and June 15, 2016. Regarding part (b), the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs, which administers the federal judicial appoi

September 19th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister was pleased to introduce a new process for the appointment of Supreme Court justices to make it open and transparent. I was very pleased to be able to appoint a panel to review applications. I look forward to receiving those applications, two of w

September 19th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Physician-Assisted Dying  Mr. Speaker, I have said many times in the House that I am confident that this bill is constitutional. We have worked hard on an extremely complex issue to find the right and necessary balance between personal autonomy and protecting the vulnerable. There are multiple objectives

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Physician-Assisted Dying  Mr. Speaker, we take our responsibilities incredibly seriously. The Supreme Court of Canada said two things in the Carter decision: it said that an absolute ban on medical assistance in dying is unconstitutional; and it left it up to Parliament to determine what the appropriate n

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  Mr. Speaker, around reasonable forseeability and expanding the eligibility criteria with respect to medical assistance in dying, there are any number of situations that could arise with a broad eligibility criteria such as the member suggested, for example, looking at persons who

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  Mr. Speaker, in the compressed timeline I have to respond, I have spoken to “reasonable foreseeability” in the chamber. “Reasonable foreseeablity” is something that has been used quite regularly in the Criminal Code. We placed it in the legislation to inject what we feel is a n

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the hon. colleague's comments on the crucial nature of Bill C-14 and pursuing a national regime for medical assistance in dying in this country, necessarily so in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's direction. I recognize, as stated

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  Mr. Speaker, I certainly acknowledge my friend across the way for the work and the commitment he has made with respect to Bill C-14 and this discussion. While I acknowledge the quote that he conveyed from Douglas Grant from the regulators, I would like to counter that discussion

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  Mr. Speaker, certainly I acknowledge my colleague across the way for his ongoing commitment and discussion on this important issue. My words today were in speaking to a motion to the other place in terms of their thoughtful considerations with respect to Bill C-14. The member o

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  She said: Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin my comments by acknowledging the depth and quality of the thoughtful work that the other place has undertaken in its review of Bill C-14. The number of amendments that were presented and thoroughly debated speaks volumes, not only abo

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)  moved: That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that this House: agrees with amendments numbered 1, 2d, 2e, 4 and 5 made by the Senate to Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dy

June 16th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Physician-Assisted Dying  Mr. Speaker, I was pleased to release an addendum to the explanatory paper that we released previously with respect to Bill C-14, to provide additional information to parliamentarians who are considering this important piece of legislation. In considering very carefully the Carte

June 14th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Physician-Assisted Dying  Mr. Speaker, I completely reject the premise of the questions that have been proposed. All of the discussions and the considerations by the Court of Appeal in Alberta and others were considering personal exemptions with respect to medical assistance in dying. They were not consid

June 14th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal