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Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, we have had substantive discussion in this House. About 84 members of Parliament have spoken to this. Some Conservative members have actually spoken more than once with respect to this important discussion. I look forward to ensuring that this substantive piece of l

May 4th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, it is an incredible pleasure to have the member back in the chamber, and I thank him for the question. As he quite rightly pointed out, when we formed government, we recognized that there had not been substantive discussions on this really important issue. The Sup

May 4th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand to speak about this. We recognize that the Supreme Court of Canada has put in place a deadline of June 6. We respect the Supreme Court of Canada in terms of responding to the Carter decision and have put forward Bill C-14 to do just that. There

May 4th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I agree with my colleague across the aisle about the sensitive nature, the deeply emotional, and complex realities in our consideration of Bill C-14. Putting in place a medical assistance in dying regime in our country is transformative. It is a paradigm shift. Ther

May 4th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I recognize the importance of this piece of legislation. Knowing and ensuring that we need to comply with the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on June 6, parliamentarians have an obligation to do so. The hon. member's party stood in the way of having unlimited deb

May 4th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague across the way for his work on the special joint committee and certainly for his speech today. I appreciate the discussion around conscience rights of medical practitioners and institutions. I wonder if my friend has any com

April 22nd, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I certainly support all members going back to their ridings and having this discussion with their constituents. On reasonable foreseeability and diagnosis, as I said, we leave the determination, taking into account all of the elements, up to medical practitioners.

April 22nd, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I am confident in the proposed legislation that we put forward in terms that it meets and answers the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Carter. As well, it is compliant with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Supreme Court was very clear on two things: one,

April 22nd, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, in terms of influences, it is welcomed as well as supported. I thank the special joint committee for its substantive recommendations, all of which have propelled forward a national discussion on this really important issue. I had the opportunity to work closely w

April 22nd, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, first let me say that I am looking forward to the substantive discussion that we have in this House around this particular issue. I am certainly looking forward to the discussion that will ensue in both Houses in terms of the committee work. I expect that the robus

April 22nd, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved that Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying), be read the second time and referred to a committee. Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to address Bill C-14, which would, for the f

April 22nd, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Physician-Assisted Dying  Mr. Speaker, we look forward to having a vigorous debate on Bill C-14. As the Attorney General, I read the Carter decision very carefully. I am confident we are responding in a substantive way to the Carter decision, as well as ensuring that it is in compliance with the Charter o

April 18th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Physician-Assisted Dying  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have been able to introduce legislation and to encourage robust discussions. We have had substantive feedback reports, including the special committee report that spoke to the fundamental need to ensure that we present the best approach that balances

April 14th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying). (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

April 14th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, without question, our government takes human trafficking and the exploitation of women and girls incredibly seriously. We are committed to strengthening the efforts to combat this problem. With respect to Bill C-452, I have had discussions and there are concerns wit

April 13th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal