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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 20
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 11:01 a.m. to 1:11 p.m.
Iqra Khalid, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Julia Nicol, Analyst
Nisa Homes
• Reena Vanza, Counsellor and Mental Health Promoter
• Yasmine Youssef, National Manager
Peel Regional Police
• Nishan Duraiappah, Chief of Police
Women's Habitat of Etobicoke
• Carla Neto, Community Programs Manager
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
• Kimberley Greenwood, Vice-President of the Board of Directors
• Francis Lanouette, Co-Chair of the Crime Prevention, Community Safety and Well-being Committee
National Association of Friendship Centres
• Christopher Sheppard, President
• Jocelyn Formsma, Executive Director
The Redwood
• Abimbola Ajibolade, Executive Director
• Raheena Dahya, Lawyer and Family Law Mediator
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.

Yasmine Youssef, Reena Vanza, Nishan Duraiappah and Carla Neto made statements and answered questions.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Francis Lanouette, Kimberley Greenwood, Christopher Sheppard, Abimbola Ajibolade and Raheena Dahya made statements and answered questions.

It was agreed, — That, despite any prior decision, the committee undertake the study of Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), in the second hour of its meeting of Tuesday, February 23, 2021, by hearing from the sponsor of the bill; that the committee also hold two meetings on the subject, on Thursday, February 25, and Tuesday, March 9, and then proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of the bill on Thursday, March 11; that the parties submit to the clerk their list of proposed witnesses for this study on Monday, February 22, at 12 p.m. (ET), provided that the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party propose four priority witnesses each and that the Bloc Québécois and the New Democratic Party can propose two each.

At 1:11 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee