Private Members' Motions

Session 3, Parliament 41

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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 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, the Government of Ontario should reverse years of chronic underfunding and provide adequate resources for Windsor’s community-based support agencies for women and shelters for women, in an effort to increase women’s access to family services, counselling and addictions services, work integration, mental health and wellness supports; and improve quality of life for the one in four women and one in four children who live below the low-income line in Windsor.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care must enhance and update data collection and surveillance strategies of black-legged ticks which can carry Lyme disease to provide a current analysis of at risk regions, ultimately promoting better awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatments for front line health officials and the people of Ontario.

That, in the opinion of this House, the government should recognize the importance of Indigenous literature by ensuring that the Ministry of Education includes a mandatory component of Indigenous literature in the grade 9 and 10 English curriculum.

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 government must recognize the need to continue on with the business of the prior Session of the House with regards to Bill 16, the Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011 of the First Session of the Fortieth Parliament of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, resurrect Bill 16 in the form it was in on May 10, 2012, that is ordered for Third Reading, and call the Bill for Third Reading in the House.

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, 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 Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly should be instructed to propose modifications to the Standing Orders and the practices of the House requiring that the Assembly not be adjourned earlier than 6 p.m., except by unanimous consent, if there are Private Members' motions on the Order Paper that have not been debated and that those motions will be debated in the chronological order of their introduction. Debate should rotate between all parties starting with the Official Opposition; should a party not have a motion in the queue or a mover of a motion is not present at the time of debate, that party's slot is lost in that round.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly should be instructed to propose modifications to the Standing Orders and the practices of the House so that all motions and resolutions presented to the Legislative Assembly be read aloud at the time of their tabling and be included in Routine Proceedings in the time allotted for "Motions".

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 for the co-sponsorship of motions by up to four members of the House.

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 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, 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 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 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 28e) 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 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, should the Standing Orders be amended to compel the Speaker to call at least one backbench motion for debate each month or to reflect other practices regarding backbench motions before the House, the Standing Orders and practices of this House be changed to require that the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario record and publish the order of debate for all motions tabled before the House.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly be instructed to (a) study the cost and feasibility of streaming every committee room with simultaneous interpretation and multiple camera angles, as the Amethyst Committee room is; (b) propose any necessary modifications to the Standing Orders and the practices of the House; (c) report its findings to the House no later than six months following the adoption of this order; and (d) in the time before these recommendations are enacted, the Legislative Assembly make available streaming of all Committee rooms even if they are only streamed in one language or presented in a static wide-angle shot.

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, 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, any modifications to the Standing Orders should be voted upon by secret ballot.

That, in the opinion of this House, within 6 months the Auditor General should conduct and table a report on a value-for-money audit of the Tarion Warranty Corporation that addresses the many complaints of homebuyers and homebuilders, and the discrepancies and inconsistencies in Tarion's published reports.

That, in the opinion of this House, to ensure that Lyme disease and Chronic Lyme disease are diagnosed and treated with more effectiveness, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care should examine the diagnosis regimen of jurisdictions that are experiencing a higher success rate for diagnoses.

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, the Government of Ontario should recognize that rural Ontario plays an integral role in the success and growth of this province as a whole, and should therefore continue to build on our record of investments in broadband, infrastructure, natural resources, and other key industries and services.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 29, 2018 Lou Rinaldi moved
motion March 29, 2018 debated
motion March 29, 2018 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ontario government should reduce taxes where feasible, and not introduce any new provincial taxes or raise existing provincial taxes – including, but not limited to, any personal income taxes, business taxes, corporate taxes, or carbon taxes.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion March 29, 2018 Toby Barrett moved
motion March 29, 2018 debated
motion March 29, 2018 vote lost on division

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ontario Government should make Ontario a leader in compostable packaging to help address our waste problem by a) Encouraging innovations in waste-free packaging by offering tax incentives to companies that develop and use new certified compostable packaging; and, b) Offering incentives to municipalities to create or enhance organics collection programs and streamlining the approvals process for municipal compost facilities.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 19, 2018 Norm Miller moved
motion April 19, 2018 debated
motion April 19, 2018 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government shall 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 and the school's community impact, 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.

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 Government of Canada should remove the "Terrorist Designation" that it placed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2006, since the designation is no longer needed because the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were decimated when the civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009 and the LTTE will never be a fighting force again.

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should acknowledge that the Katyn Massacre (the mass murder of over 20,000 Polish citizens at the hands of the NKVD Soviet secret police on Joseph Stalin's order in 1940) remains a deep historical wound for Poles and for Polish communities across the world, including in Ontario; condemn this act of genocide carried out against the Polish nation; and recognize that the Katyn Massacre will forever be linked with the memory of the senior Polish government officials and relatives of the victims who lost their lives in the Smolensk Air Disaster of 2010.

Moved without notice

That the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag be flown on the courtesy flag pole on April 29, 2018.

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion April 16, 2018 Steve Clark moved
motion April 16, 2018 vote carried

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government should order the Minister of Energy and the board of directors of Hydro One to reverse the changes that will result in a ten million dollar severance for Hydro One's CEO.

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