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 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.

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 vote carried
motion December 01, 2016 debated

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

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.

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
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