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Ways and Means  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1) I wish to table a ways and means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and other measures. Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2) I ask that an order of the day be designated for co

March 22nd, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Government Appointments  Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to stand to talk about our robust appointment process and to celebrate the meritorious candidates who I have been able to appoint across the country, some 160 thus far. In terms of judicial candidates, I take the evaluation of the independ

February 27th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question being brought up. I did receive, last week, a recommendation from the Canadian Judicial Council that recommended the removal of the judge that was referenced. I will now consider that recommendation and will proceed in due course. I wanted

February 27th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Chair, I appreciate the important comments about a moment of reckoning. I could not agree more that we are at a time right now when things have to change. We have to turn words into action, and I am committed to doing that. I, as well, had the opportunity, along with the Min

February 14th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Chair, that is an incredibly important question. There are many negative reasons why indigenous individuals and other marginalized communities find themselves in the criminal justice system. The minister pointed out having been in the custody of the child welfare system. In

February 14th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Chair, I am happy to respond. I am assuming the member opposite is referring to social media tweets that I, the Prime Minister, and other ministers of the crown put out. With respect to what has transpired over the last week, I sent out a tweet after the Prime Minister, reco

February 14th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Indigenous Peoples and Canada's Justice System  Mr. Chair, thank appreciate the opportunity to rise on this very important issue. Before I start, I would to acknowledge the tragic events that have occurred in Florida and extend my thoughts and the thoughts of everyone in the chamber to the people of Florida. On this important

February 14th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, we have been working diligently since we came into government, building on the work that has occurred over decades advocated by indigenous peoples and the like to ultimately improve our criminal justice system. We will propose broad-based reform to the criminal justi

February 13th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I would echo my hon. colleague's sentiments to the Boushie family in their time of grief, and recognize that we, as a country, have to do more in terms of the criminal justice system and the overrepresentation of indigenous peoples, black Canadians, and other margina

February 12th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, first, we are undertaking a broad-based review of the criminal justice system. I look forward to bringing forward reform, in the near future. We have worked very diligently with members throughout the House. To the member's specific question, we are looking at perem

February 12th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, to be clear, everybody deserves an environment that is safe and free from harassment and discrimination. I share the concerns the Prime Minister expressed yesterday with respect to this case. I am looking into the pleadings to ensure that they are consistent with the

February 8th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Fisheries Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-68, an act to amend the Fisheries Act and other acts in consequence. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

February 6th, 2018House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, this week, along with my colleagues the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, I had the honour to host the first summit on human rights with my colleagues from the provinces and territories, the first summit in almost 30 years. Meeting

December 12th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, to the extent that the information that has been requested is protected by solicitor-client privilege, the federal crown asserts that privilege and, in this case, has waived that privilege only to the extent of revealing the total legal costs. Justice lawyers, notari

December 8th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, we are a government that bases its actions on science, evidence, and certainly, on data. The latest data available in 2015 shows the prevalence of cannabis use in the past year was one in five Canadians aged 15 to 19, and nearly one in three aged 20 to 24. The rate o

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal