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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 18
Friday, May 6, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 3:04 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Karen Vecchio, Chair (Conservative)

House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Dominique Montpetit, Analyst
• Clare Annett, Analyst
• Pam Damoff, Oakville North—Burlington
• Anju Dhillon, Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle
As an individual
• Philip Viater
• Jennifer Kagan-Viater
Department of Justice
• Shannon Davis-Ermuth, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law and Policy Section, Policy Sector
• Melissa Moor, Counsel, Judicial Affairs Section, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
Pursuant to the order of reference of Friday, April 29, 2022, the committee commenced consideration of Bill C-233, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Judges Act (violence against an intimate partner).

Anju Dhillon, Jennifer Kagan-Viater and Philip Viater made statements and, with Pam Damoff, answered questions.

At 1:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Shannon Davis-Ermuth made a statement and, with Melissa Moor, answered questions.

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

Emmanuella Lambropoulos gave notice of the following motion:

That the committee report to the House that:

a. access and availability to reproductive health services, no matter where one lives in Canada, including safe and legal abortion, is a Charter right and is insured under the Canada Health Act; and

b. the decision to have an abortion, made by women, transgender and non-binary individuals, for any reason, is their freedom of choice and theirs alone.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $5,175.00, for the study of Bill C-233, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Judges Act (violence against an intimate partner), be adopted.

At 3:04 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Alexie Labelle
Clerk of the Committee