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View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you.
Welcome, all.
Dr. Dembo, Quebec has decided not to proceed on this issue. Some people are talking about discrimination when we raise the possibility of giving the same weight to mental disorders as that given to physical illness when it comes to administering MAID.
What do you think about discrimination in this instance?
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
Good afternoon, everyone. I thank the witnesses for being here this afternoon.
What I am very interested in is finding a way to bring everyone together around a common goal: to end violence against women and girls. How can we strengthen the leadership role of women? There's a lot of talk about that this afternoon.
I would also like to hear from the witnesses about the resource companies, civil society, police, law enforcement present in the territory, and municipalities. How can we bring all these people together? We're talking about broad principles, but we must be pragmatic. How do we go about changing the trend and the situation quickly and concretely?
Ms. Smith, I would invite you to answer first.
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
And how do we do that, Ms. Smith?
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
It's complicated, I know; if it were simple, we would not be here this afternoon.
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
Ms. Smith, you say that you go to the police, among others. To your knowledge, are there any efforts that are being made with the boards of directors of large corporations or municipal councils, where there are indigenous women and natural resource development projects, to talk to these people and make them aware? They have to be involved too.
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
I'd like to thank the witnesses for their testimony.
Mrs. Brazeau, your network is well known. What kind of data do you collect? What kind of situations have you gathered information on? What do you know about violence against indigenous women and girls in the context of resource development?
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
Clearly, you are at the heart of a network that knows what's going on. The women and the networks talk to you. You're in contact with indigenous communities. Would you say that the situation has worsened, is improving or is stable?
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
Mrs. Zinck, Ms. Moran and Ms. Brady talked about initiatives, and we heard the word “millions” often in their presentations, which were also very informative. However, you're telling me that the situation hasn't changed.
Are you seeing the impact of all these investments and initiatives on the ground?
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you, Mrs. Brazeau.
Ms. Moran, correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it, you support police forces and organizations that work in the field of public safety. However, we've heard that indigenous women and girls have little faith in policing. There appears to be a lack of credibility and trust between the two groups.
How do you respond to that today? You, too, are doing some great things, I agree, but the situation seems a bit different on the ground.
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
I would like us to take a greater interest in the companies that exploit resources on the territory, which have all the permits to do so, and which take in employees who come from far away, for short periods at a time. These men go to work for these companies, leave and come back later, with money in their pockets, of course. We know what happens next. I would like us to look at the responsibility of these companies.
Ms. Zinck, you work for the Department of Natural Resources. Ms. Audette was talking about laws and the need to change mentalities. On the government side, but particularly in your department, what are the connections with companies? Do you have a certain clout? Are you able to follow up with businesses, to impose things on them or to ensure that they are good corporate citizens, that they adequately assume their responsibilities, that they apply zero tolerance to violence against women living in the environment where the businesses are located, that their employees are well informed and that they know the consequences they face?
Can you give me a quick answer, please?
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CPC (QC)
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
How does that protect women?
I would ask you to answer quickly, Ms. Zinck, because I also want to talk to Ms. Audette.
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
That's fine.
Good afternoon, Ms. Audette. I am pleased to speak to you this afternoon, although I do not have much time, as you can see.
What can we say or do? How can we bring together people from the police, from the municipal governments, from the workers' unions, from the aboriginal communities, not to mention the bosses of these companies, to make sure that mentalities change and that there is someone who is watching what is going on?
View Dominique Vien Profile
CPC (QC)
This seems to me to be the beginning of something. We have to get everyone together. No matter how many great policies are developed and how many generous funding envelopes are given to them, if we don't get people from the same community together to talk about the same things in the same language in order to identify and name the issues, mentalities will not change.
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