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Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, again, I would like to thank the hon. member across the way for his tireless efforts in terms of getting us to this place where I was proud, based on his work and the work of many before him, to introduce Bill C-16. I am following this piece of legislation. I think i

February 16th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I again rise to speak about the comprehensive review of the criminal justice system that we are undertaking. I am very proud of the judicial appointments I have made, and will continue to make, under a reconstituted judicial appointments process to ensure that we app

February 15th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise to talk about the judicial appointments we have made and to further emphasize and look forward to the judicial appointments we will continue to make. I am pleased to have introduced a reconstituted judicial appointments process and reconstituted j

February 15th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand up to once again say that we are conducting a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system, including sentencing reform, which includes mandatory minimum penalties. We are not opposed to mandatory minimum penalties for the most serious of

February 14th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have appointed many judges to superior courts across this country, as well as reconstituting the judicial advisory committees to ensure that we appoint a diversity of judges to the superior courts. I will continue to make those appointments. I would

February 14th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, the intention of this government, my intention, is to do a comprehensive review of the Criminal Code, a review that has not been done since the early 1980s. The previous government sought to do a piecemeal approach to amending the Criminal Code. We are undertaking ou

February 14th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, again, I am happy to rise to speak about the comprehensive review of the criminal justice system that we are undertaking, including sentencing reform. This includes looking at all of the mandatory minimums that are now contained within the Criminal Code. As I said, t

February 13th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for the multipronged question. Again, we are pleased to be doing a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system, including sentencing reform, to ensure that we provide a way forward that is comprehensive; and that speaks to what we have he

February 13th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our hearts go out to the McLean family. The public safety of Canadians is always of utmost concern to our government, and we are committed to ensuring that our criminal justice system provides the greatest protection possible. I want to be clear. The review board o

February 13th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand up again to speak about the comprehensive review that our government is undertaking in terms of the criminal justice system, including sentencing reform, which I am pursuing with vigour. With respect to mandatory minimum penalties, which are i

February 13th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, certainly our hearts go out to the McLean family. I want to be clear that the review boards of the provinces and territories have specific jurisdiction on whether or not an absolute discharge is provided to persons who are held not criminally responsible. With rega

February 13th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, again, our government, and in terms of the review we are doing of the criminal justice system, hold public safety, the rights of victims. A comprehensive approach is needed to ensure the rights of victims as well as the realities of the Constitution are held foremost

February 13th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to combatting human trafficking and better protecting victims who are among society's most vulnerable. Bill C-38 would bring into force the former private member's bill, Bill C-452, and also make it in compliance with the Charter of Righ

February 9th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I would like to table, in both official languages, the charter statement on Bill C-38, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons).

February 9th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal

Criminal Code  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-38, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons). (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

February 9th, 2017House debate

Jody Wilson-RaybouldLiberal