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Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to have introduced Bill C-45. It is an evidence-based piece of legislation that seeks to put in a complex regime to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis in this country. It is based on a substantive task force report. The task force travelled acr

May 30th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Cannabis Act  moved that Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to speak today to Bill C-45. The bill proposes a framewo

May 30th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to discussions between the Government of Canada and the Government of China, please read the following joint communiqué found online at: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/09/13/1st-canada-china-high-level-national-security-and-rule-law-dialogue

May 29th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, a legislative backgrounder, including a charter statement, for Bill C-45, an act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other acts.

May 29th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, in terms of our intentions around moving forward with the legalization of cannabis and the strict regulations, there has to necessarily be, and we are committed to continuing to have, an extremely engaged, robust educational rollout to ensure that we assist in info

May 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for the statement in terms of constitutionality. The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that people are deterred from thinking they can consume any level of drug or alcohol and think it is reasonable to get behind the wheel of a car.

May 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, as I noted in my remarks, part 1, on drug-impaired driving, will come into force upon royal assent. In terms of alcohol-impaired driving, the proposed changes will have a delayed coming into force. We will continue to work with municipalities, provinces, and territ

May 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, again, I was very pleased to table the charter statement. The statement speaks to where there may be charter implications. It is not a legal opinion. It is something the Department of Justice has committed to introducing with every piece of legislation to assist th

May 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Madam Speaker, I very much appreciate my hon. colleague taking the opportunity to sit down and engage with my officials and staff and would offer that to any other hon. members in the House. I was pleased to table the charter statement, as I said, earlier this month. I want to a

May 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved that Bill C-46, an act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Madam Speaker, it is my privilege and honour to speak to Bill C-46, an act to amen

May 19th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I always appreciate the opportunity to stand up to talk about our new open and transparent judicial appointments process. I have been fortunate enough to find 60 significantly meritorious candidates who reflect the diversity of Canada and appointment to the superior

May 18th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to stand and talk about the comprehensive review of the criminal justice system that we are undertaking, which I was mandated to do in my letter from the Prime Minister. That includes a comprehensive review of sentencing reforms, reforms

May 15th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, what happened to Constable Wynn is a tragedy. We support the objectives behind this legislation, with the principle that all relevant information needs to be presented at bail hearings. We have the utmost respect for the work of committees. The committee heard from

May 15th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I would like to say again that we have the deepest sympathies for Ms. MacInnis-Wynn and the family of the constable. We are working diligently in terms of doing an overview of the criminal justice system, including bail reform. That is why, when I met with the provi

May 15th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, again, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system, including bail reform. That is why, when I met with my colleagues in the provinces and territories, we talked about what we could do to increase confidence in the criminal justice system

May 15th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal