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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 18
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 11:04 a.m. to 1:17 p.m.
Iqra Khalid, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
As an individual
• Janine Benedet, Dean pro tem and Professor of Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
• Carmen Gill, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick
• Jennifer Koshan, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Hiatus House
• Genevieve Isshak, Clinical Director of Residential and Community Services
Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
• Heidi Illingworth, Ombudsman
Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society
• Andrea Silverstone, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, November 26, 2020, the committee resumed its study of controlling or coercive conduct within intimate relationships.

Janine Benedet, Jennifer Koshan and Genevieve Isshak made statements and answered questions.

At 12:07 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:14 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Heidi Illingworth, Andrea Silverstone and Carmen Gill made statements and answered questions.

The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study on controlling or coercive conduct within intimate relationships, briefs be accepted until Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 12 p.m. (ET).

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the upcoming study on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the justice system, the parties be invited to prepare their lists of suggested witnesses and submit them to the clerk no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2021, provided that the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party each be granted the right to put forward eight witnesses, and that the Bloc Québécois and the New Democratic Party be permitted to suggest three each.

At 1:17 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee