Jody Wil­son-Ray­bould

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(#8, 2016) MIN­IS­TER OF JUS­TICE & AT­TOR­NEY GEN­ERAL OF CANADA

Law and Or­der When Justin Trudeau an­nounced his in­au­gu­ral cabi­net, he handed Jody Wil­son-Ray­bould—a for­mer Crown pros­e­cu­tor and re­gional chief of the BC As­sem­bly of First Na­tions—the fraught jus­tice min­istry. In the past year, the rookie Van­cou­ver–Granville MP has had to stick­han­dle two of the Lib­eral gov­ern­ment’s most chal­leng­ing cam­paign prom­ises: set­ting up ana­tional in­quiry into miss­ing and mur­dered In­dige­nous women and girls, and draw­ing up leg­is­la­tion for the le­gal­iza­tion of mar­i­juana. The MMIW in­quiry is man­dated to pro­duce a ƒnal re­port by the end of 2018. The new pot law, mean­while, is set to come into e£ect next July—though o¤cials across Canada have ex­pressed con­cern about the feds’ hands-o£ ap­proach.

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