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Jody Wilson-Raybould

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and MP for Vancouver Granville, a lawyer, advocate, and former Regional Chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations. Called to the Bar in 2000, Jody began her legal career as a provincial crown prosecutor in Vancouver and later served as an advisor at the BC Treaty Commission.

Jody is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, which are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw and also known as the Kwak’wala speaking peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation and is married to Dr. Tim Raybould.

Social Issues Facing Indigenous Communities Can't Wait

Now is the time. The political and legal ducks are aligned. There is a friendly government. But we need your solutions. As a government we are not going to impose solutions. With your leadership we can and will make enormous progress for all of us. There is no need to refight battles that have already been won. Limited resources, time and energy have to be expended on building - not fighting. On creating - not destroying.
07/13/2016 11:50 EDT
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Our Assisted Dying Bill Maintains Respect For Life

Bill C-14 reflects a reasonable, balanced approach to the criminal law dimensions of medical assistance in dying, where Parliament's jurisdiction primarily lies. Medical assistance in dying is different from all other forms of medical care in that, in the absence of an exemption, it is otherwise criminal conduct of the most serious nature. Bill C-14 also includes a critical set of safeguards that are designed to give Canadians confidence that life will only be ended where that is the genuine and firm wish of the person.
06/02/2016 12:23 EDT