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Justice  Mr. Speaker, we recognize the issue of delays is an important one. That is why we are taking concrete action to address this issue. I am pleased to have appointed 47 superior court justices, 22 deputy judges, three from the province of Quebec. There are six vacancies in the prov

April 11th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, again, we are taking action in this regard. My office has had the opportunity to speak with the chief justice. We will continue to have conversations with the province of Quebec. I will continue to add to the 47 appointments I have already made to the superior court

April 11th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, we recognize that this is an important issue. That is why we are taking concrete action to address this issue. I am pleased to have appointed 47 superior court justices and 22 deputy judges across the country. There are six vacancies remaining in the province of Queb

April 11th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, again, we are moving forward with appointing judges to the superior courts across the country. I am very pleased to have appointed 47 judges across the country, including 22 deputy judges. Further, I am proud of the fact that budget 2017 opened up space for 28 new ju

April 11th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand to talk again about the judicial appointments process that we have instituted. I am very happy to have appointed 47 justices to the superior courts, and 22 deputy justices. My friend across the way speaks about vacancies in the province of Que

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, to confirm, there are six vacancies in the province of Quebec, and I am working very hard to ensure that those vacancies are filled in the near future. In terms of court delays, there is no one simple solution with respect to court delays. That is why I am working

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I am incredibly proud of the new judicial appointments process that we have instituted. I will continue, on a regular basis, to appoint superior court justices. Again, with respect to this question of delay, there is no one simple solution. That is why I am continui

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I am very proud of the job our government is doing in instituting a new judicial appointments process. I have appointed 47 justices to the superior courts in this country, as well as 22 deputy judges. In the province of Quebec, I am working very closely with the

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, our government has taken significant steps to move forward with the new judicial appointments process that is open, that is transparent, that assures diversity on the bench. Since I have been Minister of Justice, I have appointed 47 superior court justices and 22 de

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, delays in the justice system are not new. They existed under the previous government, which for 10 years failed to do anything about it. I am incredibly proud of the—

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, as we have stated, our government is committed to the legalization of cannabis, strict regulation, and restricting access in order to keep it out of the hands of kids and the proceeds out of the hands of criminals. Simply decriminalizing right now would not achieve t

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, as I have stated, our government is committed to the legalization of cannabis, with strict regulation and restricting access. This is a complex area and we are looking forward to introducing legislation in the near future in order to keep it out of the hands of child

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, the law is the law and should be obeyed.

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I am happy again to stand up to speak about the open and transparent process that we have instituted for the appointment of superior court justices. In the time I have been minister, I have appointed 47 superior court justices, including 22 deputy justices. There are

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to stand up. I assume that the question is speaking to the delays in court. I am very mindful of the Jordan decision that came out of the Supreme Court of Canada, and I am working toward having a meeting with my counterparts in the provinces and territorie

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal