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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

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the question from my colleague across the way about the reclassification of offences. I will start answering the question by speaking to the collaborative work that we engaged in with the provinces and territories in identifying appropriate and bold re

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the question and the focus on the “What we heard” report. We have done extensive consultations across the country on how we can collectively reform the criminal justice system. I take very seriously within my mandate letter the overrepresentation of in

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved that Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today to speak to Bill C-75, an act to

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, one of the key elements of Bill C-46 is mandatory alcohol screening, which is in use in over 40 countries worldwide, including Australia and Ireland. Our government was very disappointed last night when the Conservatives voted to remove mandatory alcohol screening. W

May 24th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, this morning I was pleased to introduce Bill C-78 and the accompanying charter statement. We know that separation and divorce impact the lives of millions of Canadians and can be challenging for families, particularly for children. That is why Bill C-78 focuses on t

May 22nd, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal