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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 119
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 3:31 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.
Presiding
Pam Damoff, Vice-Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Clare Annett, Analyst
• Dominique Montpetit, Analyst
Antigonish Community Transit
• Travis DeCoste, Housing Support Worker, A Roof Over Your Head
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga
• John Gerrard, Chief Executive Officer
Horizon Women's Centre
• Linda Lafantaisie Renaud, Director
Island Crisis Care Society
• Violet Hayes, Executive Director
Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale
• Chantal Arseneault, President
• Louise Riendeau, Co-responsible, Political Issues
Table de concertation de Laval en condition féminine
• Marie-Ève Surprenant, Coordinator
• Fabienne Héraux, External Services Social Worker, Lina's Home
The Shield of Athena - Family Services
• Melpa Kamateros, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of the system of shelters and transition houses serving women and children affected by violence against women and intimate partner violence.

John Gerrard, Marie-Ève Surprenant, by videoconference from Laval, Quebec, Fabienne Héraux, by videoconference from Laval, Quebec, and Melpa Kamateros made statements and answered questions.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Travis DeCoste made a statement.

At 4:45 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

Louise Riendeau and Chantal Arseneault made statements.

At 4:55 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Violet Hayes, by videoconference from Nanaimo, British Columbia, made a statement and, with Travis DeCoste, Louise Riendeau and Chantal Arseneault, answered questions.

On motion of Sheila Malcolmson, it was agreed, — That in relation to the study of the system of shelters and transition houses serving women and children affected by violence against women and intimate partner violence, the Committee take into consideration the testimony of Violet Hayes in the Evidence for meeting 68 on the study of economic security of women in Canada.

At 6:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Kenza Gamassi
Clerk of the Committee