Jody Wilson-Raybould

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Person.png Jody Wilson-Raybould   Facebook TwitterRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, lawyer)
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Born23 March 1971
Alma materUniversity of Victoria, University of British Columbia
Member ofTrudeau Government
PartyCanada/Liberal Party of Canada, Independent
Canadian cabinet minister who was forced out by Justin Trudeau

Employment.png Canada/Minister/Veterans Affairs

In office
January 14, 2019 - February 12, 2019
Appointed byJustin Trudeau

Employment.png Canada/Minister/Justice Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
November 4, 2015 - January 14, 2019
Appointed byJustin Trudeau

Employment.png Member of the Canadian Parliament for Vancouver Granville

In office
October 19, 2015 - September 20, 2021
Preceded bySteven Blaney, Chrystia Freeland, Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney
elected as a liberal, ran again as an Independent in 2019 and was re-elected

Jody Wilson-Raybould (born 23 March 1971) is a Canadian politician and the former Liberal Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville. She was Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in the cabinet of Justin Trudeau from 2015 until January 2019 and then as Minister of Veterans Affairs from 14 January 2019, until resigning on 12 February 2019.[1]

Crown Prosecutor

Before entering Canadian federal politics, she was a Crown Prosecutor for British Columbia, a Treaty Commissioner and Regional Chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations. Wilson-Raybould studied at the University of Victoria and later at the University of British Columbia.[2]

Meng Wangzhou

On 14 January 2019, Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould was appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.

She was previously the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Wilson-Raybould was replaced by David Lametti, a Montreal-area MP who was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

The transfer of Wilson-Raybould comes as a court hearing is underway concerning the extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the United States.

Ultimately, the Attorney General will make the decision on whether Meng should be sent to the United States if the extradition request is upheld in court.[3]


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