Private Members' Motions

Session 2, Parliament 41

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That, in the opinion of this House, recognizing the increasing volume of truck traffic through the Town of Halton Hills, the Minister of Transportation should prioritize the Highway 7 Acton Bypass project by placing it on the Southern Highways Program, the Ministry's five-year investment plan for highway construction for Southern Ontario.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Transportation should immediately move forward to fulfill the Government's commitment to provide full day, two way GO train service on the Kitchener Line between Waterloo Region and the GTA with stops in Wellington-Halton Hills.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change should ensure that the Permit to Take Water application process continues to be science-based, to provide long-term protection to our ground water resources, and that any new taxes or increase in the fees charged to large volume water users with Permits to Take Water should be substantially shared with the municipalities where the water is being drawn.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Attorney General should expedite the long-delayed planning process for a new courthouse in the Region of Halton and commit to a firm date when construction will commence.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development should approve the proposed new Wilfrid Laurier University campus in Milton.

That, in the opinion of this House, after the provincial budget is balanced, the Government should begin paying down the provincial debt by creating a new line item in the budget, committing to making a payment on the principal of the provincial debt of at least 2.5 percent of the program spending of that fiscal year.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Transportation should institute a five business day service guarantee for re-instating drivers' licenses suspended for medical reasons following certification by a physician that the person is fit to drive.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion September 22, 2016 Jim McDonell moved
motion September 22, 2016 debated
motion September 22, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, a committee of the Legislative Assembly, with authority to meet at the call of the Chair, should be established as follows: That the membership of the committee be comprised of members of the Legislative Assembly representing the following districts: Algoma-Manitoulin; Kenora-Rainy River; Nickel Belt; Nipissing; Parry Sound-Muskoka, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke; Sault Ste. Marie; Sudbury; Thunder Bay-Atikokan; Thunder Bay-Superior North; Timiskaming-Cochrane; and Timmins-James Bay; That the committee be empowered to consider and report to the House its observations, opinions and recommendations on all policies and legislation of the province that directly impact Northern Ontario; and To which any bills whose principal focus and impact affect Northern Ontario may be referred.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion May 04, 2017 John Vanthof moved
motion May 04, 2017 debated
motion May 04, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, Service Ontario should allow Ontario residents applying for a health card or other form of provincial ID to choose whichever names are listed on their birth certificate, or nicknames supported by acceptable documentation, to appear in any order on their health card, drivers' license and any other Ontario-issued identification documents.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care immediately consider all options to remove the cost of mandatory water testing from non-profit organizations that operate Small Drinking Water Systems. And further that these options include having tests conducted at no charge by local public health units, as is now the case for rural homeowners.

That, in the opinion of this House, members recognize the sacrifices made by Ontario's veterans who have served with valour and distinction in conflicts around the world to uphold the values of liberty, justice and peace that we all hold dear. That, as an expression of the gratitude all Ontarians feel for their service, the government of Ontario is directed to establish the Lieutenant Governor's Military Service Pin to recognize those Ontarians who have served, or are serving, in Canada's Armed Forces. And further that the pin be designed to be worn on civilian clothing in order that those who have served may be recognized when they are not in uniform.

That, in the opinion of this House, the College of Physicians should recognize the impact of Chronic Lyme disease on people in Ontario and free physicians to use their best judgment in treating patients with Chronic Lyme disease, including the prescribing of a regimen of antibiotic treatment beyond the current recommended guidelines without fear of reprimand.

That, in the opinion of this House, any modifications to the Standing Orders should be voted upon by secret ballot.

That, in the opinion of this House, Standing Committees of this House should be compelled and required to hear all Bills ordered to them for review.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care should direct the Capital Funding Branch to immediately approve and fund the Carleton Place Hospital redevelopment.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Natural Resources should immediately reinstate the Conservationists of Frontenac and Addington's authority to use fry stocking as an effective means of contributing to the maintenance of Ontario's walleye population.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly be instructed to (a) consider changes to the Standing Orders which would compel the Speaker to call at least one backbench motion to be called for debate each month; (b) study the practices of other Westminster-style Parliaments with regards to backbench motions being called before the House, especially the practices that Speaker Bercow of the British House of Commons has implemented with regards to Early Day Motions; (c) propose any necessary modifications to the Standing Orders and the practices of the House; and (d) report its findings to the House no later than six months following the adoption of this order.

That, in the opinion of this House, the House recommends to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly that Standing Order 28(d) be amended to remove the sentence "An abstention shall not be entered in the Votes and Proceedings or the Journals" and that Standing Order 28(e) be amended to read "The names of the members voting on each side of the question and members abstaining from the question shall be entered in the Votes and Proceedings and the Journals, except on dilatory motions when the number only shall be entered."

That, in the opinion of this House, the House recommends to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly that Standing Order 43(b)(vi) be repealed.

That, in the opinion of this House, the House recommends to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly that the Standing Orders and practices of this House be changed to require night sittings in the last two weeks of every session reserved for private members' public bills which await third reading and that their third reading be compelled in those reserved times.

That, in the opinion of this House, the House recommends to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly that the Standing Orders and practices of this House be changed to allow motions, including Opposition Day motions, to be presented with a resolution that, if passed, is binding upon the Government and or the Assembly for implementation or for referral to a committee.

That this House recommends to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly that Standing Order 69(a) be amended to read: Private members' public bills may be co-sponsored by up to four members of the House. It shall be the responsibility of the co-sponsors to select which among them will move the motion for introduction and first reading of the bill. Any of the co-sponsors shall be entitled to move the motions for second or third reading of the bill. The names of the co-sponsors shall be indicated on the introduction copy of the bill and shall thereafter be printed on the face of the bill.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly should be instructed to (a) consider the removal of the Government's monopoly on calling Bills for third reading; (b) propose any necessary modifications to the Standing Orders and the practices of the House; and (c) report its findings to the House no later than six months following the adoption of this order.

That, in the opinion of this House, the House recommend to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly that the Standing Orders of the House pertaining to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills be amended to include that the Committee shall review regulations to ensure that the regulation does not make any unusual or unexpected delegation of power.

That, in the opinion of this House, the House recommend to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly that the Standing Orders of the House be amended such that any member is permitted during Introduction of Bills to table a motion requesting a review and debate upon the merits of any regulation filed with the Registrar of Regulations; and that, if this motion is passed, the government ensure the motion is debated within that session of Parliament and allow up to two hours of debate.

That, in the opinion of this House, every October 6th should be recognized as the Day of Respect at Work as part of a broader, coordinated effort by Government, organized labour and industry to eliminate harassment and violence in the workplace.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Province of Ontario, upon passage of this resolution, act to replace the outdated Fluoridation Act with an updated section of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and remove the portions of the Ontario Municipal Act that allow a municipality to either opt out of fluoridation of its drinking water once the process has started, or to fail to start the fluoridation of municipal drinking water; and that the Province of Ontario work with municipalities to provide financial and technical assistance to Ontario cities and towns to begin water fluoridation, or to continue and upgrade fluoridation equipment and processes so that all Ontarians, to the fullest extent practicable, are protected with municipal drinking water fluoridation.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion October 06, 2016 Bob Delaney moved
motion October 06, 2016 debated
motion October 06, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Province of Ontario recognize each year on October 9th as a day to raise public awareness of Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcus, abbreviated as PANDAS, and Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, abbreviated as PANS.

Moved without notice

That the Orders for Second and Third Reading of Bill 38, An Act to proclaim the month of October Islamic Heritage Month, shall be called consecutively, and the questions on the motions for Second and Third Reading of the Bill put immediately without debate.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion October 06, 2016 Andrea Horwath moved
motion October 06, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) should appoint an advisory committee to review jurisdictions where a process is in place to consider lifesaving experimental and high cost healthcare treatments and otherwise exceptional circumstances for patients. The MOHLTC advisory committee should consider Australia's Special Access Scheme; New Zealand's Exceptional Circumstances Framework and High Cost Treatment Pool and the UK's National Health Service's Experimental and Unproven Treatments Policy with the view to establish a compassionate catastrophic care program in Ontario for those suffering from rare disease or whose treatments may be experimental or complimentary but are not yet covered by Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP).

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion October 20, 2016 Lisa MacLeod moved
motion October 20, 2016 debated
motion October 20, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately take the necessary steps to work with and enable the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network to address current wait times for MRI in the Niagara Region which far exceed the provincial average.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion October 27, 2016 Wayne Gates moved
motion October 27, 2016 debated
motion October 27, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government should place a moratorium on rural school closures and suspend Pupil Accommodation Reviews until it has developed a long term plan for rural education by consulting with all local rural school boards, school communities, students, and municipalities and that it considers the value of local education, ensures students receive a quality education that includes access to important extra-curricular activities and after school employment, and that it establishes a stable, sustainable funding formula for rural areas.

Moved without notice

That the Order for Second Reading of Bill 52, An Act to proclaim the month of October Hindu Heritage Month be discharged and the Bill be withdrawn.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion November 01, 2016 Joe Dickson moved
motion November 01, 2016 vote carried

Moved without notice

That the Orders for Second and Third Reading of Bill 55, An Act to proclaim Remembrance Week and to provide for the observance of Remembrance Day be immediately called, and the questions be put on the motions for Second and Third Reading without debate or amendment.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion November 02, 2016 Jim Wilson moved
motion November 02, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of the House, Ontario should recognize the objectives agreed to in Paris in 2015 by the Conference of the Parties in an effort to fight climate change, and should do its part in supporting national efforts to meet Canada's determined contributions, while also supporting the implementation of the agreement's provisions by continuing to implement carbon pricing coupled with strategic investments in low carbon technologies.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion November 17, 2016 Cristina Martins moved
motion November 17, 2016 debated
motion November 17, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should commemorate the 50th anniversary of when the Honorable Bill Davis created Ontario's public college system by recognizing April 3 to April 9 of 2017 as "Colleges Week".

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion December 01, 2016 Vic Dhillon moved
motion December 01, 2016 debated
motion December 01, 2016 vote carried

That the motion for Second Reading of Bill 70, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact and amend various statutes, be amended by deleting all the words after "That" and substituting therefore with the words "That this Bill be NOT now be read a Second time but be referred back to the Government with instructions to incorporate therein: 1. that Schedules 16 and 17 in Bill 70 be deleted; and 2. that each of the said schedules be introduced as separate Public Bills."

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should recognize the fourth week of November in each year as Scottish Rite Week in Canada and in the Province of Ontario.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should; stand firmly against any position or movement that promotes or encourages any form of hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance in any way; recognize the longstanding, vibrant and mutually beneficial political, economic and cultural ties between Ontario and Israel, built on a foundation of shared liberal democratic values; endorse the Ottawa Protocol on Combatting Antisemitism; and reject the differential treatment of Israel, including the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion December 01, 2016 Gila Martow moved
motion December 01, 2016 debated
motion December 01, 2016 vote carried on division

Moved without notice

That the requirement for notice be waived for ballot item numbers 25, 27, 29, 33 and 36 in the Order of Precedence for Private Members’ Public Business.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion November 28, 2016 John Vanthof moved
motion November 28, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should reaffirm that diversity has always played an important part in Ontario's culture and heritage; recognize the significant contributions Muslims have made, and continue to make, to Ontario's cultural and social fabric and prosperity; stand against all forms of hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance; rebuke the notable growing tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiments; denounce hate-attacks, threats of violence and hate crimes against people of the Muslim faith; condemn all forms of Islamophobia and reaffirm its support for government's efforts, through the Anti-Racism Directorate, to address and prevent systemic racism across government policy, programs and services, and increase anti-racism education and awareness, including Islamophobia, in all parts of the province.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion February 23, 2017 Nathalie Des Rosiers moved
motion February 23, 2017 debated
motion February 23, 2017 vote carried on division

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should stop any new tolls on existing lanes of Ontario highways, including the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion December 08, 2016 Patrick Brown moved
motion December 08, 2016 vote carried on division

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should reaffirm that Ukrainian Canadians, who arrived in Canada 125 years ago, in 1891, have played an important role in the development of Ontario into one of the most desirable places in the world to live and have contributed to making Canada the great country that it is today; recognize its past support to the Ukrainian Canadian community by way of the Holodomor Memorial Act, the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide ("Holodomor)" Memorial Day Act (Canada) and the Ukrainian Heritage Day Act; continue to condemn the continued Russian aggression towards Ukraine and stand firm in support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity; and recognize 2016 as the year of Ontario's Ukrainian-Ontarian cultural heritage.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion December 06, 2016 withdrawn by member pursuant to s.o. 53 removed from the orders and notices paper

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should: Recognize that 2016 marks the 125th year since the arrival of the first Ukrainians to Canada; and Recognize that 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence and that Canada was the first nation in the Western world to recognize Ukraine's independence; and Recognize that both Ontario and Canada, by way of the Holodomor Memorial Day Act and the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide ("Holodomor") Memorial Day Act (Canada), have recognized the Holodomor - the famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine that killed millions of Ukrainians - as a genocide orchestrated by the Soviet Communist regime of Joseph Stalin; and Condemn Russia's military aggression, illegal annexation of Crimea and occupation of Ukraine's sovereign territory and stand firmly in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity; and Recognize that by way of the Ukrainian Heritage Day Act; Ontario has celebrated the contributions of Ukrainian Canadians to Ontario; and Recognize that Ontarians of Ukrainian descent have left and continue to leave a historic mark on our province, that their contributions span communities across Ontario and are reflected in our economic, political, social and cultural life, that Ukrainian Canadians have played an important role in the development of Ontario into one of the most desirable places in the world to live and have contributed to making Canada the great country that it is today; and Declare 2016-17 as the year of the Ukrainian Canadian in Ontario.

Moved without notice

The House paid tribute to the veterans and dedicated Canadians who fought and died in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion December 06, 2016 Julia Munro moved
motion December 06, 2016 vote carried

Moved without notice

That, the Order of the House dated September 22, 2016, referring Bill 16 to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills be discharged; and That the bill be ordered for Third Reading; and That the Order be now called; and That the Speaker shall put every question necessary to dispose of the Third Reading stage of the bill without further debate or amendment.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion December 08, 2016 Amrit Mangat moved
motion December 08, 2016 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care should report on the progress of the government's Working Group on Rare Diseases on a bi-annual basis. The report should be Tabled with the House, as well as posted on the ministry's website and should include the membership of the Working Group; the schedule of meetings; the agenda for each meeting; a synopsis of items discussed and meeting outcomes since the last report; and expected outcomes and milestones for the coming year. The first report should be tabled by March 9, 2017, with subsequent bi-annual report(s) tabled during the first week of the Fall Legislative sitting and at the end of February each year to commemorate Rare Disease Day in Ontario.

That, in the opinion of this House, the song Notre Place, written by Paul Demers and Francois Dubé, should be recognized as the official anthem of Francophones in Ontario; and that this anthem becomes a celebration of the contribution of Franco-Ontarians from all horizons to the province.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 02, 2017 Grant Crack moved
motion March 02, 2017 debated
motion March 02, 2017 vote carried

Moved without notice

That the House pay tribute to the Member for York—Simcoe (Mrs. Julia Munro), as the longest serving female MPP in the history of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 06, 2017 Sylvia Jones moved
motion March 06, 2017 vote carried

Moved without notice

That the House pay tribute to the women who served in the Canadian military during the Second World War.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 07, 2017 Laurie Scott moved
motion March 07, 2017 vote carried

Moved without notice

That the House revert to “Introduction of Bills”.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 08, 2017 vote carried
motion March 08, 2017 Todd Smith moved

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care should immediately approve the planning grant requested by the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in the Town of Collingwood; and, the planning grant requested by Stevenson Memorial Hospital in the Town of New Tecumseth allowing both hospitals to proceed respectively with much needed redevelopments.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion June 01, 2017 Jim Wilson moved
motion June 01, 2017 debated
motion June 01, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Infrastructure should ensure that Infrastructure Ontario respect the official plan of the Town of Gravenhurst, negotiate a fair price for the property of the former Muskoka Regional Centre based on the use specified in the Town's official plan and proceed with the sale of that property to the Town of Gravenhurst so that the demolition of the existing buildings and the construction of the Bethune Maple Leaf School can begin.

Moved without notice

That the following changes be made in the Order of Precedence for Private Members’ Public Business:- Mr. Walker assumes ballot item number 43 Mr. MacLaren assumes ballot item number 48; and That the requirement for notice be waived for ballot item number 43.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 28, 2017 Jim Wilson moved
motion March 28, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government should place a moratorium on the installation of industrial wind turbines in unwilling host communities in the Province of Ontario.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 06, 2017 Sam Oosterhoff moved
motion April 06, 2017 debated
motion April 06, 2017 vote lost on division

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, should reaffirm our commitment to the values we cherish - justice, human rights and fairness - and condemn all forms of communal violence, hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance in India and anywhere else in the world, including the 1984 Genocide perpetrated against the Sikhs throughout India, and call on all sides to embrace truth, justice and reconciliation.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 06, 2017 Harinder Malhi moved
motion April 06, 2017 debated
motion April 06, 2017 vote carried on division

That, in the opinion of this House, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms should be amended to enshrine property rights for Ontarians, as follows: (1) The following section is inserted after section 7: 7.1(1) In Ontario, everyone has the right not to be deprived, by any act of the Legislative Assembly or by any action taken under authority of an act of the Legislative Assembly, of the title, use, or enjoyment of real property or of any right attached to real property, or of any improvement made to or upon real property, unless made whole by means of full, just and timely financial compensation, and that this section refers to any act of the Legislative Assembly made before or after the coming into force of this section. (2) This amendment may be cited as the Constitution Amendment, 2012 (No Expropriation in Ontario without Compensation), and reference to the Constitution Acts, 1867 to 1982, shall be deemed to include a reference to the Constitution Amendment, 2012 (No Expropriation in Ontario without Compensation).

Moved without notice

That, following Prayers on the first sitting Monday of each month, the Canadian National Anthem be sung in the Chamber.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 03, 2017 Lou Rinaldi moved
motion April 03, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario shall proclaim April 26, 2017, as Ontario Dentist Day in our province to applaud the many contributions that Ontario's dentists make to the oral health and overall well-being of all Ontarians, and to recognize the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary year of the Ontario Dental Association, one of Ontario's first professional associations.

That, in the opinion of this House, the House recommends that the Premier and the Minister of Minister of Health and Long-Term Care develop a policy that enables all Ontario schools to have an AED available.

Moved without notice

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 38(b) the Member for Leeds–Grenville be permitted to speak in place of the Member for Nepean–Carleton in the adjournment debate scheduled for this evening.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 04, 2017 Steve Clark moved
motion April 04, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the following should be included as part of the 2017-2018 and future budget processes, to: a) incorporate an intersectional gender equity perspective into the design, development, adoption and execution of all budgetary processes. b) develop an Intersectional Gender-Based Framework with indicators that will help determine the impacts of provincial revenue tools and provincially-funded and operated programs and services on diverse women and various genders during the budget process. c) restructure and target the allocation of public expenditures to promote women's economic opportunities and equal access to productive resources, and to address the basic social, educational and health needs of diverse women and gender minorities, particularly those living in poverty; d) conduct reviews of provincially-funded and operated programs to eliminate any existing bias against diverse women and gender minorities, working with ministries to develop a disaggregated data collection strategy for the province that will assist in, among other things, assessing the intersectional gendered impacts of provincial budgetary and policy decisions; and e) facilitate, at all levels, more open and transparent budget processes, including consultations with diverse women, particularly those living in poverty, including those with complex, intersecting identities, and gender-diverse members of equity-seeking groups and vulnerable populations, experts in gender-based analysis, and representatives from staff from community agencies serving women and gender minorities, to review and advise on the development and implementation of the Intersectional Gender-Based Framework/Index.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 13, 2017 Cheri DiNovo moved
motion April 13, 2017 debated
motion April 13, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should proclaim the twenty-sixth (26th) day of April as Ontario Dentist Day to recognize and applaud the vital role of dentists in protecting Ontarians' oral health as a key component of overall health.

That, in the opinion of this House, the government should appoint a panel to consider and report on its recommendations with respect to housing affordability and supply in Ontario; and That in their deliberations that panel should consider methods to increase supply, reduce red tape on housing, address affordability for first time homebuyers and stabilize the real estate market in both the short and long-term and any other issues the panel deems necessary; and That the government shall appoint the panel within 30 days; and That the panel be required to report within 3 months and that the Minister shall table the report with the house within 15 days of receiving it; and The panel shall include representatives from: • Association of Municipalities of Ontario; • Building Industry and Land Development Association; • City of Toronto; • Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada; • Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario; • Mortgage Professionals Canada; • Ontario Building Officials Association; • Ontario Home Builders' Association; • Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association; • Ontario Professional Planners Institute; • Ontario Real Estate Association; • The Association of Ontario Land Economists; • Environmental Defence; • a homeowners' association; • an organization whose members are young potential homebuyers; and any other experts that the Minister shall deem necessary.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion May 11, 2017 Ernie Hardeman moved
motion May 11, 2017 debated
motion May 11, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should fully adopt the Equal Pay Coalition's 12 Steps to Close the Gender Pay Gap by 2025 and should immediately implement the following two measures: 1) Properly fund the enforcement of the Pay Equity Act to ensure pay equity compliance, by expanding the Pay Equity Commission's monitoring and enforcement mechanisms and establishing a resolution benchmark of six months; 2) Pass pay transparency legislation that includes requirements for pay range disclosures by gender and reprisal protections for workers who disclose their salaries.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should protect workers employed through temporary job agencies by committing to the following: • Ensure that all workers employed through a temporary job agency receive the same wages, benefits, and working conditions as permanent full-time workers doing comparable work; and • Proactively enforce employment standards at all temporary job agencies and end the practice of long-term temporary assignments; and • Require that temporary job agency workers become permanent employees after working a cumulative total of six months for a client company; and • Reduce barriers to permanent employment for temporary job agency workers by eliminating agencies' ability to charge employers a fee when agency-assigned workers are offered full-time employment by a client company.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 13, 2017 Jagmeet Singh moved
motion April 13, 2017 debated
motion April 13, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care should recognize – as Cancer Care Ontario acknowledged in 2014 – that a growing number of cancer patients in Ontario are facing significant out-of-pocket costs and financial barriers to treatment because take-home oral cancer drugs are not publicly funded and should begin funding take-home oral cancer drugs so that all cancer patients have access to the medication they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

That the motion for Second Reading of Bill 127, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact, amend and repeal various statutes be amended by deleting all the words after "That" and substituting therefore with the words "this Bill be NOT now be read a Second time but be referred back to the Government with instructions to incorporate therein: • A plan to immediately begin paying down the debt rather than adding an additional $10 billion in debt this year to the most indebted sub-national government in the world."

Moved without notice

That the House pay tribute to the veterans who participated in the Battle of the Atlantic and the liberation of Europe.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion May 04, 2017 Jim Wilson moved
motion May 04, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, violence against nurses and all front-line health care workers in hospitals, long-term care homes and throughout Ontario's healthcare system is unacceptable and the Criminal Code should be amended to make assault of a health care worker a more serious offence.

Moved without notice

That the House revert to “Motions”.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion May 10, 2017 Jim McDonell moved
motion May 10, 2017 vote carried

Moved without notice

That the Order for Second Reading of Bill 83, An Act to amend the Labour Relations Act, 1995 with respect to the determination of bargaining units and the certification of trade unions be discharged and that the bill be withdrawn from the Order Paper.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion May 10, 2017 Jim McDonell moved
motion May 10, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should proclaim the third week of May as Young Professional Week to recognize and celebrate the vital role the young professional plays in our communities.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion May 18, 2017 Granville Anderson moved
motion May 18, 2017 debated
motion May 18, 2017 vote carried

That the motion for Second Reading of Bill 134, An Act to implement 2017 Budget measures, be amended by deleting all the words after "That" and substituting therefore with the words "this Bill be NOT now be read a Second time but that the Minister of Finance first provide the Assembly with a detailed justification for it to authorize tax increases through regulation.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should commit to equitable access to universal health care for Northern Ontarians, particularly those living in underserviced communities, by expanding the Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG) program to include: • All OHIP-insured services not available within 100km of a patient's area of residence on referral of a health care or dental practitioner, thereby eliminating the current restriction to services performed by a specialist or in hospital; • The broadening of eligible service locations to include out-of-province facilities, so that patients have the option to access Grant-covered services in locations closer to their place of residence, or for the purpose of accessing OHIP-insured services that are not offered or available in Ontario; • Increasing the accommodation allowance for Grant-eligible patients to reflect the average cost of accommodation in the host community and adjusting the allowance on an annual basis to reflect market changes; • Eliminating barriers related to program application, including modifications to the application process to allow for minor revisions and submission of missing information via electronic means such as facsimile or e-mail; and • Improving processing times by instituting a maximum timeframe for the Ministry to complete its review of an NHTG application.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion June 01, 2017 Sarah Campbell moved
motion June 01, 2017 debated
motion June 01, 2017 vote carried

Moved without notice

That the House revert to “Motions”.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion May 29, 2017 Norm Miller moved
motion May 29, 2017 vote carried

Moved without notice

That the following change be made to the membership of the following Committee: On the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills, Mr. Walker replaces Mr. MacLaren.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion May 29, 2017 Norm Miller moved
motion May 29, 2017 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario, recognizing that the current access symbol is nearly half-a-century old, depicting a symbol of a stationary person, should adopt the new symbol featuring a dynamic individual, leaning forward with a sense of movement, and known universally as the "Modified International Symbol of Access," which highlights independence and engagement, and emphasizes the visual focus from the wheelchair to the individual, and, furthermore, that the new symbol be used when a new accessible parking space is being created or when an old sign needs to be replaced, thereby coming at no additional cost to Ontario taxpayers or businesses.

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