Jody Wilson-Raybould: A timeline in federal politics

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s journey from Indigenous leader, to Liberal candidate, to minister of justice, and now backbencher has been high-profile and closely watched by both First Nations and members of Parliament.

Along the way, she changed the way judges were appointed, passed key legislation and made some fiery speeches that revealed her frustration with the pace of reconciliation efforts.

Here’s a look at some key dates in Wilson-Raybould’s federal political career.

July 31, 2014

The Assembly of First Nations British Columbia regional chief is acclaimed as the Liberal Party of Canada’s candidate to run in the 2015 federal election for the riding of Vancouver-Granville.

Her decision to run for the Liberals was welcomed by the party including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s now Principal Secretary Gerry Butts who took to Twitter to say: “So excited to get the chance to work with Jody Wilson-Raybould.”