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Justice  Mr. Speaker, sexual assault is completely unacceptable. Our government has an unwavering commitment to ensuring that victims of sexual assault are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. I was incredibly proud to stand with all members of the House to move forward private m

October 26th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, all Canadians, regardless of their religion, must be able to practice their religion's faith without fear or interference. I would like to assure the member opposite that the Criminal Code contains comprehensive provisions, including or regarding disturbances that p

October 24th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, as I said many times, the Prime Minister is asking to do a broad review of the criminal justice system. I am undertaking that in partnership with the provinces and territories. Review of mandatory minimum penalties in the Criminal Code is a substantive part of that r

October 16th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased that the critical reforms to the judicial appointments process have led to increased bilingual capacity. As mentioned, five out of the eight judges in northeastern Ontario are fluently bilingual. To build on these reforms, today our government is

September 25th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, to reiterate, I take the appointment of Superior Court justices incredibly seriously. Our government has taken significant steps to make the process for the appointment of judges open and transparent, with a focus on embracing diversity. To date, I have been pleased

September 25th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased with the open and transparent judicial appointment process with which our government is continuing to proceed. With respect to judicial appointments, I have had the opportunity to appoint 109 superior court justices across the country, including 22 deput

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Access to Information Act and Privacy Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to table, in both official languages, a charter statement on Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

September 20th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 2015-16 annual report of the office of the federal ombudsman for victims of crime.

June 21st, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Bill C-56 Charter Statement  Mr. Speaker, I would like to table, in both official languages, the charter statement with respect to Bill C-56, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Abolition of Early Parole Act.

June 21st, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

National Security  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters. Mr. Speaker, I would like to table at this time, in both official languages, a charter statement with respect to Bill C-59, an act respecting national security matters. (Motions deemed adopted

June 20th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am incredibly proud of the work our government is doing. In Canada we embrace diversity and inclusion. We have to ensure that everybody has the freedom to be who they are. That is why I am incredibly proud that the Senate passed Bill C-16 last week. I look forward

June 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I take my responsibility to appoint superior court justices in the country incredibly seriously. I am very pleased to have introduced a new appointments process that is open and transparent. I am very happy to have appointed 77 justices across the country to the supe

June 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am incredibly proud of the 77 meritorious, diverse—

June 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, as I was saying, I am incredibly proud of the 77 substantive, meritorious Superior Court justices who I have been able to appoint thus far. More appointments are going to be coming. The appointees represent the diversity that is our great country. I am going to cont

June 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, Bill C-38, An Act to amend an Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons) was introduced on February 9, 2017. Human trafficking is a very serious criminal offence, and the government is committed to strengthening its efforts to combat i

June 14th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal