Official Records for 16 May 2017

Legislative

Assembly
of Ontario

Assemblée

législative
de l’Ontario


Votes and Proceedings

Procès-verbaux

No. 83

No 83

2nd Session
41st Parliament

2e session
41e législature

Tuesday
May 16, 2017

Mardi

16 mai 2017

9:00 A.M.
9 H
PRAYERS
PRIÈRES

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ORDRE DU JOUR

Amendment to the motion that this House approves in general the Budgetary Policy of the Government.

Debate resumed and after some time,

Le débat a repris et après quelque temps,

The question was then put.

La question a ensuite été mise aux voix.

Vote deferred.

Le vote est différé.

Mr. Ballard moved,

M. Ballard propose,

That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 132, An Act to enact the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 and to make amendments to the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, when the Bill is next called as a Government Order, the Speaker shall put every question necessary to dispose of the Second Reading stage of the Bill without further debate or amendment and at such time the Bill shall be ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy; and

That, the Standing Committee on Justice Policy be authorized to meet on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of public hearings on the Bill; and

That, the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Committee Chair, be authorized to arrange the following with regard to Bill 132:

  • Notice of public hearings on the Ontario Parliamentary Channel, the Legislative Assembly’s website, and Canada NewsWire; and
  • That, the deadline for requests to appear be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017; and
  • That witnesses be scheduled to appear before the Committee on a first-come first-served basis; and
  • That, each witness will receive up to 5 minutes for their presentation followed by 9 minutes for questions from Committee members; and
  • That, the deadline for written submissions be 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 and

That, the deadline for filing amendments to the Bill with the Clerk of the Committee shall be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017; and

That, the Committee be authorized to meet on Monday, May 29, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to midnight for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and

That, on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., those amendments which have not yet been moved shall be deemed to have been moved, and the Chair of the Committee shall interrupt the proceedings and shall, without further debate or amendment, put every question necessary to dispose of all remaining sections of the Bill and any amendments thereto, with one 20-minute waiting period pursuant to Standing Order 129(a) being permitted; and

That, the Committee shall report the Bill to the House no later than Tuesday, May 30, 2017; and

That, in the event that the Committee fails to report the Bill on that day, the Bill shall be deemed to be passed by the Committee and shall be deemed to be reported to and received by the House; and

That, upon receiving the report of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, the Speaker shall put the question for adoption of the report forthwith, and at such time the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called that same day; and

That, when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, 30 minutes of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, apportioned equally among the recognized parties and;

That, at the end of this time, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and shall put every question necessary to dispose of this stage of the Bill without further debate or amendment; and

That, the votes on Second and Third Reading may be deferred pursuant to Standing Order 28(h); and

That, in the case of any division relating to any proceedings on the Bill, the division bell shall be limited to 5 minutes.

Debate arose and after some time the House recessed at 10:15 a.m.

Il s’élève un débat et après quelque temps, à 10 h 15, la Chambre a suspendu la séance.

10:30 A.M.
10 H 30

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS ORALES

DEFERRED VOTES

VOTES DIFFÉRÉS

Amendment to the motion that this House approves in general the Budgetary Policy of the Government.

Mr. Fedeli moved:-

M. Fedeli propose :-

That the motion moved by the Minister of Finance on April 27, 2017 “That this House approves in general the Budgetary Policy of the Government” be amended by deleting the words following “That this House” and adding thereto the following:

“Recognizes that Ontario has not balanced the budget and in fact contains a $5 billion dollar operational deficit financed through one-time revenue sources and cash grabs, and $10 billion in new debt, and therefore the government has lost the confidence of this House.”

Lost on the following division:-

Rejetée par le vote suivant :-

AYES / POUR - 39

Arnott

Bailey

Barrett

Brown

Cho

Clark

Coe

Fedeli

Fife

Gates

Gélinas

Gretzky

Hardeman

Harris

Hatfield

Hillier

Horwath

Jones

MacLaren

MacLeod

Mantha

Martow

McNaughton

Miller (Hamilton East-Stoney Creek)

Miller (Parry Sound-Muskoka)

Natyshak

Nicholls

Oosterhoff

Pettapiece

Sattler

Smith

Tabuns

Taylor

Thompson

Vanthof

Walker

Wilson

Yakabuski

Yurek

NAYS / CONTRE - 53

Albanese

Anderson

Baker

Ballard

Berardinetti

Des Rosiers

Dhillon

Dickson

Dong

Duguid

Leal

MacCharles

Malhi

Mangat

Martins

Naidoo-Harris

Naqvi

Potts

Qaadri

Rinaldi

NAYS / CONTRE - Continued

Bradley

Chan

Chiarelli

Colle

Coteau

Crack

Damerla

Del Duca

Delaney

Flynn

Fraser

Hoggarth

Hoskins

Hunter

Jaczek

Kiwala

Lalonde

Matthews

Mauro

McGarry

McMahon

McMeekin

Milczyn

Moridi

Murray

Sandals

Sousa

Takhar

Thibeault

Vernile

Wong

Wynne

Zimmer

The question was then put.

La question a ensuite été mise aux voix.

Motion that this House approves in general the Budgetary Policy of the Government.

Carried on the following division:-

Adoptée par le vote suivant :-

AYES / POUR - 53

Albanese

Anderson

Baker

Ballard

Berardinetti

Bradley

Chan

Chiarelli

Colle

Coteau

Crack

Damerla

Del Duca

Delaney

Des Rosiers

Dhillon

Dickson

Dong

Duguid

Flynn

Fraser

Hoggarth

Hoskins

Hunter

Jaczek

Kiwala

Lalonde

Leal

MacCharles

Malhi

Mangat

Martins

Matthews

Mauro

McGarry

McMahon

McMeekin

Milczyn

Moridi

Murray

Naidoo-Harris

Naqvi

Potts

Qaadri

Rinaldi

Sandals

Sousa

Takhar

Thibeault

Vernile

Wong

Wynne

Zimmer

NAYS / CONTRE - 39

Arnott

Bailey

Barrett

Brown

Cho

Clark

Coe

Fedeli

Fife

Gates

Gélinas

Gretzky

Hardeman

Harris

Hatfield

Hillier

Horwath

Jones

MacLaren

MacLeod

Mantha

Martow

McNaughton

Miller (Hamilton East-Stoney Creek)

Miller (Parry Sound-Muskoka)

Natyshak

Nicholls

Oosterhoff

Pettapiece

Sattler

Smith

Tabuns

Taylor

Thompson

Vanthof

Walker

Wilson

Yakabuski

Yurek

And it was,

Resolved, That this House approves in general the Budgetary Policy of the Government.

The House recessed at 11:56 a.m.

À 11 h 56, la Chambre a suspendu la séance.

3:00 P.M.
15 H

REPORTS BY COMMITTEES

RAPPORTS DES COMITÉS

The Speaker informed the House,

Le Président a informé la Chambre,

That the Clerk received the Report on Intended Appointments dated May 16, 2017 of the Standing Committee on Government Agencies. Pursuant to Standing Order 108(f)(9), the Report is deemed to be adopted by the House (Sessional Paper No. 222) (Tabled May 16, 2017).

Standing Committee on Social Policy:-

Comité permanent de la politique sociale :-

Bill 96, An Act to enact the Human Trafficking Awareness Day Act, 2017 and the Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking Act, 2017.

Project de loi 96, Loi édictant la Loi de 2017 sur la Journée de sensibilisation à la traite de personnes et la Loi de 2017 sur la prévention de la traite de personnes et les recours en la matière.

Reported as amended.

Rapport est fait du projet de loi modifié.

Report adopted and Ordered for Third Reading.

Rapport adopté et passage à la troisième lecture.

Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs:-

Comité permanent des finances et des affaires économiques:-

Bill 127, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact, amend and repeal various statutes.

Projet de loi 127, Loi visant à mettre en oeuvre les mesures budgétaires et à édicter, à modifier ou à abroger diverses lois.

Reported as amended.

Rapport est fait du projet de loi modifié.

Report adopted.

Rapport adopté.

Pursuant to the Order of the House dated May 11, 2017,

Conformément à l’ordre de l’Assemblée du 11 mai 2017,

Ordered for Third Reading.

Ordonné à la troisième lecture.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

DÉPÔT DES PROJETS DE LOI

The following Bill was introduced, read the first time and referred to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills:-

Le projet de loi suivant est présenté, lu une première fois et renvoyé au Comité permanent des règlements et des projets de loi d’intérêt privé :-

Bill Pr66, An Act to revive SKAS Auto Services Inc. Mrs. Martow.

MOTIONS

MOTIONS

With unanimous consent,

Avec le consentement unanime,

On motion by Mrs. Sandals,

Sur la motion de Mme Sandals,

Ordered, That the requirement for notice be waived for ballot item numbers 63 and 64 in the Order of Precedence for Private Members’ Public Business.

Il est ordonné que l’obligation de donner avis fasse l’objet d’une exemption pour les billets de députés numéro 63 et 64 dans l’ordre de priorité des affaires d’intérêt public émanant des députés.

PETITIONS

PÉTITIONS

Global adjustment (Sessional Paper No. P-8) Ms. Thompson.

Lyme disease (Sessional Paper No. P-34) Mrs. Martow.

Oral health services (Sessional Paper No. P-51) Ms. Kiwala.

Widening Highway 3 (Sessional Paper No. P-76) Mr. Natyshak.

Apraxia Awareness Day (Sessional Paper No. P-80) Ms. Thompson.

Place an immediate moratorium on all school closures (Sessional Paper No. P-135) Mr. Smith.

Declare December 13 as the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day (Sessional Paper No. P-137) Ms. Wong.

Elevator repair (Sessional Paper No. P-138) Mr. Potts.

Support the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan and provide relief for Ontario electricity consumers (Sessional Paper No. P-142) Mr. Potts.

Belle River ServiceOntario (Sessional Paper No. P-179) Mr. Natyshak.

Mental health care and addiction treatment (Sessional Paper No. P-189) Mr. Vanthof.

Bruce Power (Sessional Paper No. P-197) Ms. Thompson.

Reducing hydro bills (Sessional Paper No. P-198) Mr. Natyshak.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ORDRE DU JOUR

Motion for allocation of time on 132, An Act to enact the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 and to make amendments to the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998.

Debate resumed and after some time,

Le débat a repris et après quelque temps,

The question was then put.

La question a ensuite été mise aux voix.

Vote deferred on request of the Chief Government Whip.

Le vote est différé par requête du Whip en chef du gouvernement.

Mme Lalonde moved,

Mme Lalonde propose,

That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 87, An Act to implement health measures and measures relating to seniors by enacting, amending or repealing various statutes, that the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly be authorized to meet on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and

That only those amendments to the bill which had already been filed with the Clerk of the Committee by 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 shall be considered; and,

That on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., those amendments which have not yet been moved shall be deemed to have been moved, and the Chair of the Committee shall interrupt the proceedings and shall, without further debate or amendment, put every question necessary to dispose of all remaining sections of the Bill and any amendments thereto, with one 20-minute waiting period pursuant to Standing Order 129(a) being permitted; and

That the Committee shall report the Bill to the House no later than Thursday, May 18, 2017; and

That in the event that the Committee fails to report the Bill on that day, the Bill shall be deemed to be passed by the Committee and shall be deemed to be reported to and received by the House; and

That, upon receiving the report of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly, the Speaker shall put the question for adoption of the report forthwith, and at such time the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called that same day; and

That, when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, 30 minutes of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, apportioned equally among the recognized parties. At the end of this time, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and shall put every question necessary to dispose of this stage of the Bill without further debate or amendment; and

That the vote on Third Reading may be deferred pursuant to Standing Order 28(h); and

That, in the case of any division relating to any proceedings on the Bill, the division bell shall be limited to 5 minutes.

Debate arose and after some time,

Il s’élève un débat et après quelque temps,

The question was then put.

La question a ensuite été mise aux voix.

Vote deferred on request of the Chief Government Whip.

Le vote est différé par requête du Whip en chef du gouvernement.

Third Reading of Bill 65, An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act in respect of speed limits in municipalities and other matters

Troisième lecture du projet de loi 65, Loi modifiant le Code de la route relativement aux limites de vitesse dans les municipalités et à d'autres questions.

Debate resumed and after some time,

Le débat a repris et après quelque temps,

At 6:00 p.m., the following matters were considered in an adjournment debate.

À 18 h, les questions suivantes ont été examinée dans un débat d’ajournement.

Member for Haldimand–Norfolk (Mr. Barrett) to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – Processing vegetable marketing.

Member for Chatham–Kent–Essex (Mr. Nicholls) to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry – Rondeau Cottages.

The House adjourned at 6:21 p.m.

À 18 h 21, la Chambre a ajourné ses travaux.

le président

Dave Levac

Speaker

PETITIONS TABLED PURSUANT TO
STANDING ORDER 39(a)

PÉTITIONS DÉPOSÉES CONFORMÉMENT À L'ARTICLE
39a) DU RÈGLEMENT

Cuts to physician services (Sessional Paper No. P-3) (Tabled May 16, 2017) Ms. Thompson.

Stevenson Memorial Hospital (Sessional Paper No. P-5) (Tabled May 16, 2017) Mr. Wilson.

Global adjustment (Sessional Paper No. P-8) (Tabled May 16, 2017) Ms. Thompson.

Natural gas (Sessional Paper No. P-10) (Tabled May 16, 2017) Mr. Wilson.

Oral health services (Sessional Paper No. P-51) (Tabled May 16, 2017) Mr. Wilson.

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (Sessional Paper No. P-165) (Tabled May 16, 2017) Mr. Wilson.

Renewable energy RFPs (Sessional Paper No. P-199) (Tabled May 16, 2017) Ms. Thompson.

RESPONSES TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

RÉPONSES AUX QUESTIONS ÉCRITES

Final Answers to Question Number: 263.

RESPONSES TO PETITIONS

RÉPONSES AUX PÉTITIONS

Place an immediate moratorium on all school closures (Sessional Paper No. P-135):

(Tabled March 29, 2017) Ms. Sattler.

(Tabled March 30, 2017) Mr. Walker.

Fund a program to assist Ontarians who have been wrongfully accused (Sessional Paper No. P-136):

(Tabled March 29, 2017) Mr. McDonell.

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