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Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I will say that it is the commitment of our government to work co-operatively with all members in this House to ensure that we have robust debate on bills we are putting forward. There has been substantial discussion on Bill C-75 in this House and at committee.

November 20th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the member's appreciation of the importance of this legislation and having Bill C-75 move through the parliamentary process and be passed in order to address the delays in the criminal justice system and to answer the call of the Supreme Court of Canad

November 20th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, our government is committed to working co-operatively with all members of the House. With respect to Bill C-75, I would point out that there has been a total of seven hours and 45 minutes of debate in the House. The bill went to committee, where there was major d

November 20th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, in terms of time allocation, but more important to ensure that Bill C-75 proceeds, we are committed to working with all members of this House. We appreciate the discussion and debate that came from the justice committee and look forward to the discussion that will

November 20th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I appreciate being able to rise to talk about Bill C-75, the importance of the bill and the intent behind the bill. There is absolutely nothing that our government is trying to hide with respect to the major bold reforms we are seeking in Bill C-75 to the criminal

November 20th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I agree that this is a large and significant bill. The bill seeks to amend the Criminal Code to answer the call of the Prime Minister to me in my mandate letter and our government's commitment to transform the criminal justice system and create efficiencies and eff

November 20th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

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