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Justice  Mr. Speaker, again, I am pleased to stand to speak to the substantive appointments we have made in judicial appointments to superior courts across the country. We are continuing to ensure we make quality appointments that reflect the diversity in our country. That is why we inst

March 9th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I can confirm today that I received a report from the Canadian Judicial Council, which found Justice Robin Camp acted in a manner that seriously undermined public confidence in the judiciary. The council recommended the removal of Justice Camp from the Federal Court.

March 9th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I believe if you seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move that the House agree with the Canadian Judicial Council's recommendation to remove Justice Robin Camp from the Federal Court of Canada and support

March 9th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to table, in both official languages, a charter statement with respect to Bill C-39, an act to amend the Criminal Code (unconstitutional provisions) and to make consequential amendments to other acts.

March 8th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-39, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unconstitutional provisions) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

March 8th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I take incredibly seriously the opportunity that I have to appoint superior court justices across the country. I am proud of the appointments I have made thus far, and I am very proud of the renewed judicial appointments process, including the judicial advisory counc

March 7th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, first of all, as the member opposite said, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Mrs. Wynn. I want to reiterate in this House an acknowledgement and great empathy for the loss that she has suffered. We spoke about what I am committed to doing in terms of mode

March 7th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge my hon. colleague across the way in his new role as critic. I look forward to working with him on these important matters as we seek to maintain the confidence the Canadian public has in the justice system. I am committed to continuing to

February 24th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question from the hon. member across the way, and I think, without equivocation, all members of the House recognize and acknowledge that sexual assault and gender-based violence is wrong and we have to do everything we can to prevent it. I also rec

February 23rd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, certainly, our deepest sympathies go out to the families. We recognize that these were heinous crimes, that they need to be prevented, and public safety is paramount. The Criminal Code currently has the strongest penalty for murder, which is life imprisonment, and j

February 23rd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I agree that there is a necessity to ensure that we have confidence in our justice system. With respect to victims of sexual assault or victims of gender-based violence, they need to be treated with respect and dignity at all stages. I recognize that the hon. membe

February 23rd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to answer this question, and want to emphasize that egregious, heinous crimes are wrong and should be punished. In terms of the Criminal Code, it already imposes the highest mandatory sentence of life imprisonment for murder, and judges have the ability t

February 22nd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question because it gives me the opportunity to speak to Bill C-38, which we introduced. Our government is committed to combatting human trafficking and better protecting victims of these crimes. We are going to ensure that this bill moves forward as

February 22nd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I take it incredibly seriously in my job to appoint judges in this country, and to ensure that the complement of judges who sit on the superior courts reflect the diversity of our country and are responsive to the individual diversity that exists across it. That is w

February 16th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to stand up in this House to mention the 39 superior court justices I have appointed as well as 22 deputy judges across the country. To confirm and reiterate, we have introduced a new appointments process. We will continue to be diligent in the appointme

February 16th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal