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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

Situation in Indigenous Communities  Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the hon. member across the way and thank him for his ongoing efforts and his commitment to ensuring the advancement of indigenous peoples in this country through such mechanisms as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous

April 12th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Situation in Indigenous Communities  Mr. Speaker, I share the member's comments with respect to the importance of education. I recognize that education is the means to unlocking the potential in indigenous people as well as all people. In terms of education and moving forward, I am pleased to be part of a governmen

April 12th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Situation in Indigenous Communities  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member across the way for Timmins—James Bay for providing us with this very important opportunity to have this substantive discussion. I certainly want to acknowledge all members who are in the House to participate in this debate. I am very

April 12th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, leaving aside the fundraising, the judiciaries appointments are fundamentally important and we are moving forward with a new process, renovating the process, ensuring that the appointment of Superior Court judges across the country is not only based on merit but that

April 12th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, we are moving forward with appointments, not only to the superior courts across the country but certainly, in the impending retirement of an honoured justice out of the Supreme Court of Canada, moving forward with the process to appoint a new Supreme Court of Canada

April 12th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I did attend a fundraising event. In advance, I cleared it with the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner and complied with all federal rules with respect to fundraising. The purpose of the discussion, the primary discussion that occurred at that event, was a

April 11th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I attended this event as a member of Parliament, as all members of Parliament do. My policy adviser attended as a volunteer, paid her own way, and she lives in and has—

April 11th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, to the member's question, I attended this fundraising event as all members of Parliament attend fundraising events. I was accompanied, on a voluntary basis, by my policy adviser. She paid her own way, having been a long-standing resident of the Toronto area. The subj

April 11th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, fundraising is an activity that every member of this House engages in. Thankfully, on a federal level there are strict rules in place that determine how fundraising activities occur. We do not take donations from corporations and we do not take donations from unions.

April 11th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I take my ethical responsibilities incredibly seriously. Fundraising, as I said, is an activity that every member of the House engages in. Another reality, in terms of fundraising, is to broadly engage with the public and have discussions. I would never place myself

April 11th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as the member across knows, this is a matter that is before the courts, and so I will not speak to the particular circumstances with respect to that. However, I will say that with the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, we will work collaboratively in term

March 9th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as I stated, this matter is before the courts. What I instructed my officials to do was to seek an adjournment. Per my mandate letter from the Prime Minister, we are looking at our litigation strategy and doing a comprehensive review. In terms of specific cases, th

March 9th, 2016House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal