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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

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government has taken significant steps, in an open and transparent process, to appoint superior court justices. We have appointed three justices in Quebec. Just to be clear, there are six vacancies in the province of Quebec, and we are working very hard to appoin

April 10th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, again, I am very pleased to stand to speak about the appointments process that we have instituted. We are taking a careful, considered, and thoughtful approach in terms of looking at the appointments of superior court justices across the country. It is open. It is tr

April 7th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Judicial Appointments  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to stand again to speak about the open and transparent process for the appointment of superior court judges across the country. We have reconfigured the judicial advisory committees which are going to be providing highly recommended names for my considerat

April 7th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Privacy  Mr. Speaker, the use of the devices that were the subject of media reports earlier this week are being investigated by CSIS and the RCMP. We take any allegations of unauthorized and illegal use very seriously. Like any technical investigative tool, the use of these devices by Ca

April 7th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to stand up to speak about the new judicial appointments process that our government has instituted to ensure openness and transparency. I am pleased to talk about the new judicial advisory committees we have put in place to ensure that

April 4th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government, as we have said all along, is committed to legalization of cannabis: strict regulation, and restricting access. We are going to be moving forward and are moving forward in a comprehensive and responsible way. Simply decriminalizing it will not achiev

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, again, our government is committed to moving forward with the legalization of cannabis, strictly regulating and restricting access to it. Simply decriminalizing it would not achieve the objectives that we have put forward in a concrete way, in terms of keeping it ou

April 3rd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, decisions such as this are made by the Public Prosecution Service, which is independent of government. I will say that there are still charges pending in this case. Further to that, I will use this opportunity to again talk about the reforms that we are making and

March 22nd, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to upholding our constitutional values and to upholding co-operative federalism. Under the previous government, Canada was added by Mr. Henderson as a third party to proceedings. As such, we are obligated to appear and participate in proc

March 20th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, again I am happy to stand up and say our government is committed to upholding constitutional values and to ensuring and upholding co-operative federalism. As this matter is before the court, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.

March 20th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal