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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 19
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 11:03 a.m. to 1:08 p.m.
Iqra Khalid, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $2,875, for the study of controlling or coercive conduct within intimate relationships, be adopted.

As an individual
• Kamal Dhillon, Author
Alliance des maisons d’hébergement de 2e étape pour femmes et enfants victimes de violence conjugale
• Gaëlle Fedida, Provincial Co-coordinator
• Maud Pontel, Provincial Co-coordinator
Québec contre les violences sexuelles
• Mélanie Lemay, Art Therapist and Co-founder
• Simon Lapierre, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Ottawa
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
• Megan Stephens, Acting Executive Director and General Counsel
London Abused Women's Centre
• Megan Walker, Executive Director
Sussex Vale Transition House
• Julie Matthews, 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.

Gaëlle Fedida, Maud Pontel, Mélanie Lemay, Simon Lapierre and Megan Stephens made statements and answered questions.

At 12:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Kamal Dhillon, Megan Walker and Julie Matthews made statements and answered questions.

At 1:08 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee