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Lib. (QC)
Yes, I would like to ask a question if we have a bit of time left.
I will continue in the same vein as Mr. Davies, who asked you why you do not investigate until you receive complaints or names are submitted to you.
In that specific case, what do you think organizations defending those who have been wronged should do? There are about 100 such organizations. According to those people, a crime has taken place. What do you suggest they do so that you can do your job?
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Lib. (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
My question will be in French, so you might need translation.
I too want to thank you for your testimony. This is a troubling situation. It's hard to understand...
I'll wait for Madame Stote, just to make sure she....
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Lib. (QC)
That's good.
Personally, I can't accept that such a thing would happen anywhere in the world, and even less so in our country, Canada.
The questions I would really like to ask you may be difficult.
You said you don't have much data. People come to see you and tell you that they experienced this trauma, this illegal practice, that they were sterilized without their consent. There is something systemic there. There is concerted action. I'm not a doctor, but it seems that this type of medical act is practised in certain specific locations. As you mentioned, Ms. Joe, you just know that you have to avoid certain hospitals, because that sort of intervention might take place. There has been talk of asking the RCMP to investigate, but it doesn't happen, because there are too few complaints. In my opinion, one single complaint should be enough to get this file moving.
All that being said, how does one conclude, as you have, that there is a systemic problem, and concerted action against indigenous women? Have other communities experienced the same type of problem? I'd like you to enlighten me on that.
Ms. Lombard, you seem to want to respond, so please do so.
The other witnesses could answer afterwards, if they wish.
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Lib. (QC)
It is not that we need more information, but people say that we need more cases. However, in my opinion, in the Canadian legal system, someone who is aggrieved should, from the outset, be able to file a complaint and take action. It's already provided for in the code.
In this context, why are we saying that no investigation is being conducted, if there is a complaint?
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Lib. (QC)
Enlighten me on the technical side. When we say that these women were sterilized without their consent, is it because there was no consent, even in writing, and no one else was there? Is sterilization performed after the woman has given birth, or at a later time? How is this done without consent, how does it work?
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Lib. (QC)
In the hundreds of cases you have been informed of, was this done exclusively at that time?
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Lib. (QC)
So it's possible to know who the doctors were who were present, isn't it?
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Lib. (QC)
I imagine that a person does not need to report a medical procedure performed without consent to the police, but that there is a process in the health care community that allows them to file such a complaint against a doctor.
If consent has been given, it's different. Generally, when a person has surgery, he or she signs a consent form for the medical team to save their life or perform certain medical procedures in the event of a problem. Obviously, childbirth is not the same as this type of operation. No prior consent is given for sterilization.
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Lib. (QC)
You say that this is done systematically; it is not "sometimes".
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Lib. (QC)
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