Government Motions

Session 3, Parliament 41

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Moved without notice

That the Speech of Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor to this House be taken into consideration Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 19, 2018 Yasir Naqvi moved
motion March 19, 2018 vote carried

Moved without notice

That an humble Address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor as follows:- “To the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario: We, Her Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, now assembled, beg leave to thank Your Honour for the gracious speech Your Honour has been pleased to address to us at the opening of the present Session.”

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 20, 2018 Helena Jaczek moved
motion March 20, 2018 Michael Chan seconded
motion March 20, 2018 debated
motion March 21, 2018 debated
motion March 22, 2018 debated
motion March 26, 2018 debated
motion March 26, 2018 question put vote deferred pursuant to s.o. 28(h)
motion March 27, 2018 vote carried on division

Moved without notice

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 98(c), that a change be made to the Order of Precedence for Private Members' Public Business, such that: Mr. Takhar assumes Ballot Item Number 2; Ms. Hoggarth assumes Ballot Item Number 41; and That, notwithstanding Standing Order 98(g), notices for ballot item numbers 2, 7, 9,10, and 11 be waived.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 20, 2018 Kevin Daniel Flynn moved
motion March 20, 2018 vote carried

Moved without notice

That notwithstanding Standing Order 98(g), notice for ballot item 1 and 3, 4, 5, 6 be waived.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 21, 2018 Kevin Daniel Flynn moved
motion March 21, 2018 vote carried

Moved without notice

That an humble Address be presented to the Lieutenant Governor in Council as follows: “We, Her Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, now assembled, request an extension of the appointment of the Honourable J. David Wake as Temporary Financial Accountability Officer as provided in the Financial Accountability Officer Act, 2013, S.O. 2013, c. 4., and section 77(c) of the Legislation Act, 2006, to September 26, 2018, or until the effective date of appointment of a permanent Financial Accountability Officer, whichever comes first.” And, That the Address be engrossed and presented to the Lieutenant Governor in Council by the Speaker.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 22, 2018 Tracy MacCharles moved
motion March 22, 2018 vote carried

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

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 28, 2018 Charles Sousa moved
motion March 28, 2018 Kathleen O. Wynne seconded
motion March 28, 2018 debated
motion April 18, 2018 debated
motion April 23, 2018 debated
motion April 24, 2018 debated

Moved without notice

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 98(c), that a change be made to the Order of Precedence for Private Members' Public Business, such that: Mr. Rinaldi assumes Ballot Item Number 5; Mr. Potts assumes Ballot Item Number 8; and Mr. Bradley assumes Ballot Item Number 15; and That, notwithstanding standing order 98(g), notices for ballot item numbers 8,12 and 15 be waived.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 27, 2018 Laura Albanese moved
motion March 27, 2018 vote carried

Moved without notice

That the following Bills, introduced in the 2nd Session of the 41st Parliament, be reinstated on the Orders and Notices Paper at the same stage of progress as at the prorogation of the 2nd Session of the 41st Parliament: Bill Pr79, An Act respecting the Kingston Health Sciences Centre; Bill Pr80, An Act respecting Emmanuel Bible College; and Bill Pr81, An Act to revive Home Air Support Inc.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 27, 2018 Laura Albanese moved
motion March 27, 2018 vote carried

That the Legislative Assembly of Ontario recognize that not all Ontarians are feeling the benefits of our growing economy, and that we endorse a $15 minimum wage for workers starting in January 2019 to help create more fairness and opportunity across the province.

That, in the opinion of the House, we recognize that climate change is a real and present threat that is already costing Ontario families, and that Ontario should do its part in supporting national and international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas pollution at the lowest possible cost to families and businesses by putting a price on pollution to combat climate change.

That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 3, An Act respecting transparency of pay in employment, 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 Social Policy; and That the Standing Committee on Social Policy be authorized to meet on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, and Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 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 notice of public hearings; and That the deadline for requests to appear be 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018; and That witnesses be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis; and That the Clerk of the Committee distribute a draft copy of the agenda to the Committee members by Friday, April 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. and again at Friday, April 13, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.; and That each witness will receive up to 5 minutes for their presentation followed by 9 minutes for questions from Committee members divided equally among the recognized parties; and That the deadline for written submissions be 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018; and That the deadline for filing amendments to the Bill with the Clerk of the Committee shall be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018; and That the Committee be authorized to meet on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and On April 23, 2018, at 4:30 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. At this time, the Chair shall allow one 20-minute waiting period pursuant to Standing Order 129(a); and That the Committee shall report the Bill to the House no later than Tuesday, April 24, 2018. 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 Social Policy, the Speaker shall put the question for adoption of the report immediately, and at such time the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called that same day; and That, notwithstanding Standing Order 81(c), the Bill may be called more than once in the same sessional day; and That, when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, 2 hours of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, apportioned equally among the recognized parties; and That during this time, there shall be no motion for either adjournment of the debate or adjournment of the House permitted. 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 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.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 10, 2018 Nathalie Des Rosiers moved
motion April 10, 2018 debated
motion April 11, 2018 debated
motion April 11, 2018 question put vote deferred pursuant to s.o. 9(c)
motion April 11, 2018 vote carried on division

That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 6, An Act to enact the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Act, 2018 and the Correctional Services and Reintegration Act, 2018, to make related amendments to other Acts, to repeal an Act and to revoke a regulation, 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 Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 notice of public hearings; and That the deadline for requests to appear be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018; and That witnesses be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis; and That the Clerk of the Committee distribute a draft copy of the agenda to the Committee members by Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.; and That each witness will receive up to 5 minutes for their presentation followed by 9 minutes for questions from Committee members divided equally among the recognized parties; and That the deadline for written submissions be 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018; and That the deadline for filing amendments to the Bill with the Clerk of the Committee shall be 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018; and That the Committee be authorized to meet on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and On April 26, 2018, 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. At this time, the Chair shall allow one 20-minute waiting period pursuant to Standing Order 129(a); and That the Committee shall report the Bill to the House no later than Monday, April 30, 2018. 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 immediately, and at such time the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called that same day; and That, notwithstanding Standing Order 81(c), the Bill may be called more than once in the same sessional day; and That, when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, 3 hours of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, apportioned equally among the recognized parties; and That during this time, there shall be no motion for either adjournment of the debate or adjournment of the House permitted. 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 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.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 11, 2018 Jeff Leal moved
motion April 11, 2018 debated
motion April 11, 2018 question put vote deferred pursuant to s.o. 28(h)
motion April 12, 2018 vote carried on division

Moved without notice

That an humble Address be presented to the Lieutenant Governor in Council as follows: “We, Her Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, now assembled, request the appointment of Peter Weltman as the Financial Accountability Officer for a term of five years, commencing on May 7, 2018, as provided in section 2 of the Financial Accountability Officer Act, 2013, S.O. 2013, c. 4.” And, That the Address be engrossed and presented to the Lieutenant Governor in Council by the Speaker.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 11, 2018 Marie-France Lalonde moved
motion April 11, 2018 vote carried

Moved without notice

That Government Notice of Motion Number 5 be deemed moved as printed on the Orders and Notices Paper.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 11, 2018 Eleanor McMahon moved
motion April 11, 2018 vote carried

That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 8, An Act to amend the Consumer Reporting Act and the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000, 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 General Government; and That the Standing Committee on General Government be authorized to meet on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 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 notice of public hearings; and That the deadline for requests to appear be 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018; and That witnesses be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis; and That the Clerk of the Committee distribute a draft copy of the agenda to the Committee members and their designates by Monday, April 23, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.; and That each witness will receive up to 5 minutes for their presentation followed by 9 minutes for questions from Committee members divided equally among the recognized parties; and That the deadline for written submissions be 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018; and That the deadline for filing amendments to the Bill with the Clerk of the Committee shall be 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018; and That the Committee be authorized to meet on Monday, April 30, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and On April 30, 2018, 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. At this time, the Chair shall allow one 20-minute waiting period pursuant to Standing Order 129(a); and That the Committee shall report the Bill to the House no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018. 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 General Government, the Speaker shall put the question for adoption of the report immediately, and at such time the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called that same day; and That, notwithstanding Standing Order 81(c), the Bill may be called more than once in the same sessional day; and That, when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, 2 hours of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, apportioned equally among the recognized parties; and That during this time, there shall be no motion for either adjournment of the debate or adjournment of the House permitted. 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 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.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 18, 2018 Tracy MacCharles moved
motion April 18, 2018 debated
motion April 18, 2018 question put vote deferred pursuant to s.o. 28(h)
motion April 19, 2018 vote carried on division

That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 31, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact and amend various statutes, 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 Finance and Economic Affairs; and That the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs be authorized to meet on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 notice of public hearings; and That the deadline for requests to appear be 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018; and That witnesses be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis; and That the Clerk of the Committee distribute a draft copy of the agenda to the Committee members and their designates by Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.; and That each witness will receive up to 5 minutes for their presentation followed by 9 minutes for questions from Committee members divided equally among the recognized parties; and That the deadline for written submissions be 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018; and That the deadline for filing amendments to the Bill with the Clerk of the Committee shall be 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018; and That the Committee be authorized to meet on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and On May 3, 2018, at 3:30 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. At this time, the Chair shall allow one 20-minute waiting period pursuant to Standing Order 129(a); and That the Committee shall report the Bill to the House no later than Monday, May 7, 2018. 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 Finance and Economic Affairs, the Speaker shall put the question for adoption of the report immediately, and at such time the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called that same day; and That, notwithstanding Standing Order 81(c), the Bill may be called more than once in the same sessional day; and That, when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, 3 hours of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, apportioned equally among the recognized parties; and That during this time, there shall be no motion for either adjournment of the debate or adjournment of the House permitted. 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 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.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 19, 2018 Chris Ballard moved
motion April 19, 2018 debated
motion April 19, 2018 question put vote deferred pursuant to s.o. 28(h)
motion April 23, 2018 vote carried on division

Moved without notice

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 98(c), that a change be made to the Order of Precedence for Private Members' Public Business, such that: Mr. Colle assumes Ballot Item number 15; Mr. Bradley assumes Ballot Item number 58; Mr. Baker assumes Ballot Item number 17; and Mr. Dhillon assumes Ballot Item number 52.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 24, 2018 Daiene Vernile moved
motion April 24, 2018 vote carried
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