Jody Wilson-Raybould

Cannabis saliva testing nears approval for police

Roadside saliva testing devices that detect cannabis could be in the hands of NWT RCMP officers by next month but questions remain on how effective …

Northern Canada

Canadian federal government approves device that tests drivers’ saliva for recent cannabis use

One of the most contentious issues surrounding the impending legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is whether law enforcement will be …

Cannabis

Fred Lee’s Social Network: B.C. Hospitality Foundation helps industry workers in need

<b>BIG TIP:</b> The B.C. Hospitality Foundation is a charity that raises fund to support those in the hospitality industry — folks like our baristas, …

Cancer

Liberals shake up cabinet, add 92 different Indigenous departments

The latest cabinet shuffle sees the Liberal government create 92 new departments to oversee Indigenous communities, one for each of the 92 calls to …

Canada

NEWS: Nunavut gets two new judges

Nunavut has two new territorial justices, appointed by the federal government last week. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody …

Northern Canada

Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.<p>The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday, …

Canada

Feds celebrate passage of legal marijuana bill, but questions around home grow linger

Three smiling members of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal caucus were on hand Wednesday morning to mark the passage of what they called a “transformative” …

Canadian News

Jury selection changes part of feds planned justice reforms

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says new legislation aimed at overhauling the justice system proposes changes to make juries “more representative” of the population, and to increase penalties for intimate partner violence.<p>The Canadian Press

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Canadians can buy recreational cannabis from October

<b>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that recreational use of cannabis will be legalised on 17 October, later than initially expected.</b><p>Parliament passed a law legalising recreational marijuana on Tuesday but it still needs to be implemented.<p>The law was expected to go into effect on 1 …

Cannabis

Canada becomes second nation in the world to legalize marijuana

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a "historic" bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29.<p>Canada is only the second country in the world -- and the first G7 nation -- to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring …

Cannabis

Pot legalization battle brewing as government rejects key Senate change

The federal government is rejecting several Senate changes to its cannabis legalization bill, setting the stage for a possible showdown between the …

Canadian Politics

Kinder Morgan protesters converge on Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's Vancouver constituency office

Charlie SmithA noisy protest took place in the 1200 block of West Broadway as part of a national day of action against the Trudeau government's …

Trans Mountain pipeline protests staged across Canada

Canadian News

Trans Mountain protests to continue following government purchase: opponents

A woman holds a sign with a drawing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s face on a snake as protesters opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain …

Canada

Trans Mountain protests staged at Liberal MPs' offices across Canada

Canadian News

Federal government looks to put children first in Divorce Act overhaul

Open this photo in gallery<p>The federal Liberal government is aiming to protect children from high-conflict divorces, by emphasizing alternatives to courtroom battles and by using neutral language for the sharing of parental responsibilities, in what would be the first major changes to the federal …

Canada

Craft cannabis growers in B.C. sound alarm over survival of the sector

VANCOUVER — Craft cannabis growers and sellers in British Columbia want the federal and provincial governments to take immediate steps to protect the …

Canadian Politics

Canada defends human rights record at United Nations review

<i>Todd Lamirande</i> <i><br>APTN News</i><br>Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould defended Canada’s human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council in …

Human Rights

Federal Government To Intervene On Trans Mountain Pipeline Court Case: Jody Wilson-Raybould

She's confident Ottawa's view will prevail.<p>OTTAWA — The federal government will intervene in British Columbia's reference case over the $7.4-billion …

Canadian News

Feds will intervene in B.C. reference question on Kinder Morgan

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the federal government will wade into the B.C. government’s court reference on Kinder Morgan. “We are …

Canadian Politics

Jody Wilson-Raybould's Vancouver occupied over Trans Mountain extension

<i>Tina House</i> <i><br>APTN News</i><br>Supporters of the Protect the Inlet movement occupied the constituency offices of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s in …

Canadian News

Jody Wilson-Raybould: My vision for the future of the Charter

Opinion: As the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms turns 36, Canada’s Justice Minister says there’s plenty of work still to do—especially on …

Canadian News

The 'hidden' piece of the Liberal crime bill: police may get to skip court

The omnibus crime bill could give police officers a pass on appearing in court to be cross-examined. To criminal lawyers it’s a ‘shocking’ …

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Evidence behind Ottawa's choice to cut preliminary inquiries remains elusive

Not long ago, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould seemed hesitant to embrace the idea of eliminating preliminary inquiries as a way to reduce court …

Canadian Politics

Liberals propose major criminal justice changes to unclog Canada's courts

The Liberal government tabled a major bill today to modernize Canada's criminal justice system and speed up court proceedings by, among other things, …

Aboriginal Canadians

After all-white jury acquits farmer who shot Colten Boushie, Liberals expected to overhaul selection system

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is expected to introduce legislation today aimed at overhauling the criminal justice system, a measure that will make …

Canada

After all-white jury acquits farmer who shot Colten Boushie, Liberals to overhaul selection system

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is expected to introduce legislation today aimed at overhauling the criminal justice system, a measure that will make …

Canadian News

Federal government to limit preliminary inquiries in effort to speed up clogged justice system

The federal government is expected to introduce legislation this week to curtail the use of preliminary inquiries in criminal proceedings, as part of an attempt to speed up Canada’s plodding justice system and avoid charges being dismissed because of delays.<p>The government will also attempt to cut …

Canada

Government's cannabis bill faces live-or-die vote in Senate today

The government's cannabis bill faces outright defeat in the Senate today if it can't secure enough support from members of the Red Chamber.<p>According …

Cannabis Industry

Senate Independents Scrambling Ahead Of Crucial Bill C-45 Cannabis Vote

Most expect the bill to survive a second reading but "accidents can happen."<p><i>UPDATE: The bill passed second reading in Senate by a vote of 44 to 29</i> …

Canada