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Session 2, Parliament 41

Last updated: March 22, 2017

Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change provide precise data on the carbon emissions produced from the construction, installation, and operation of all wind and solar projects approved in Ontario since 2009.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 02, 2016
Question number 1
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Energy provide precise data on wind and solar installations in Ontario for the past 5 years detailing how many hours they were operational; how many kilowatt hours of energy they produced; and how much was paid out per kilowatt hour to each contract holder, as well as identify how many Industrial Wind Turbines have been curtailed and identify the costs of curtailment.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 2
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change specify whether the Ministry will be shutting down the Unifor turbine in Port Elgin permanently as it now contravenes Ontario Regulation 359/09.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 02, 2016
Question number 3
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Labour please provide data on the number of workplace safety incidents experienced in Ontario at Industrial Wind turbine sites, and outline steps his Ministry has and is taking to implement consistent and province-wide safety standards on Industrial Wind Turbines.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 4
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Education provide a summary of the information gathered through the consultation process on demonstration schools, and confirm if the schools will remain open past the 2016-2017 academic year.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 02, 2016
Question number 5
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation please outline the protocols and a checklist for the inspection of all oversized loads, and confirm that these protocols and inspections are consistently adhered to in all weigh stations located on the 400 series highways in Ontario.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 02, 2016
Question number 6
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change please provide a detailed outline of his Ministry's plans to mitigate potential funding gaps for initiatives under the Climate Change Action Plan in light of recent revenue shortfalls in California's cap-and-trade auctions.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 7
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change please detail the direction and desired outcomes he has charged to his implementation team to make the needed changes to Ontario Regulation 63/09 workable as they specifically relate to professional pest advisors.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 8
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Education please outline her Ministry's rationale for eliminating the consideration of community impact when conducting accommodation reviews.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 9
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change please provide comprehensive data on how many litres of water are currently being taken from Ontario's fresh water sources, and outline whether his Ministry has caveats in place to protect fresh water sources during times of reduced rainfall.
Member Ms. Thompson (Huron—Bruce)
Date tabled September 13, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 10
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide how many applications regarding the obtaining, renewing, and applying for reinstatement of driver licences for individuals with Diabetes were reviewed by Endocrinologists in the last 12 months.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 11
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Can the Minister of Education provide the number of summer camp operators who have received a licence to provide child care since the Child Care and Early Years Act came into effect on August 31, 2015.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 12
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Can the Minister of Education please provide the average time (in months or years) that it takes to apply for and receive a licence to operate a child care centre.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 13
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change advise what the timeline is to eliminate the drive clean fee.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 14
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please advise what plans there are to expand GO Service in Dufferin-Caledon.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 15
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Can the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the number of residential substance abuse treatment facilities in Ontario.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 16
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Can the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide a list of residential substance abuse treatment facilities in Ontario.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 17
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children and Youth Services provide the number of families that have received direct funding payments of $10,000 as part of the Ministry's announcement on June 28th, 2016 regarding changes to autism services.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 21, 2016
Question number 18
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please explain what the government is doing to support the agricultural sector in my riding.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 19
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister Responsible for Seniors please outline what the government is doing to support seniors so they can remain in their homes longer.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 20
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change please outline what the government is doing to help families struggling to pay their skyrocketing hydro bills.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 21
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change please explain what the government is doing to lower electricity rates.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 22
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide an update on where the government is at in reviewing the redevelopment needs for Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 23
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide an update on where the government is at in reviewing the redevelopment needs for Alliston's Stevenson Memorial Hospital.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 24
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please explain what the government's plans are to build more long-term care beds in Simcoe-Grey.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 25
Question Enquiry of the Ministry —Would the Minister of Econonic Development and Growth please outline what the government is doing to support the craft brewing industry in Simcoe-Grey.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 26
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please detail what plans the government has to improve the transportation network in Simcoe-Grey.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 27
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Economic Development and Growth please outline what the government is doing to support the automotive sector in my riding.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 28
Question Question au Ministère — Est ce que la Ministre des affaires francophone peut partager les détails sur les fond dépensés par le gouvernement Ontarien pour l'ensemble des célébrations du 400è, - pas seulement le programme de célébration - incluant le montant exact et une courte description de l'activité et ce à quoi l'argent a servi? SVP inclure le budget détaillée toute les dépenses liées à l'ensemble des célébrations du 400è en Ontario, par tous les ministères, incluant le montant dépensé, une courte description de ce à quoi l'argent a servi et la date à laquelle ce montant a été versé et à qui/quel organisme.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 29
Question Question au Ministère — Est ce que la Ministre des affaires francophone peut partager une copie de la demande de subvention présentée pour les programmes suivant (incluant un budget estimé ainsi que les états financiers) ainsi qu'une copie des rapports de suivi déposés par les organisateurs dans les 90 jour suivant la tenue de l'événement pour les l'événement suivants : 1. Canada Day Celebration & Connection - Connexion par Living Arts Centre in Mississauga; 2. Projet une municipalité, un artiste; une histoire francophone par L'Association française des municipalités de l'Ontario; 3. The Tale of a Town - Ontario, by FIXT POINT; 4. Gala 400ième dans le cadre du festival Haiti en fête, par Kombite Outaouais; 5. Champlain and the French Heritage in the Trent Valley par Trent Valley Archives Fairview Heritage Centre; 6. Ces soirées là: Série de spectacles interactifs commémoratifs par la Coopérative radiophonique de Toronto (CRT); 7. Célébrons la vitalité de la dramaturgie franco-ontarienne le Théâtre la Tangente; 8. Timber - PANAMANIA par le Théâtre français de Toronto; 9. Célébrons notre histoire francophone par l'Auberge Francophone d'Accueil et des Services aux Immigrants.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 30
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Labour please share the specific occupations of all individuals killed in motor vehicle accidents while at work for the last five years.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 31
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Labour please share the number of public buildings maintained by Ontario workers containing asbestos and how many of these buildings have a plan to deal with this asbestos. Please include metrics indicating how the ministry is aware of the aforementioned plans.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 32
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Given that the federal government reported personal income tax revenues were down $1.1 billion, or 9.4 per cent, and corporate income tax revenues were down $2.1 billion, or 37.3 per cent in March 2016, can the Minister of Finance state the impact this dramatic downturn had on Government of Ontario revenues in that same month.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 33
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, given that the CEO of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission has stated publicly the ONTC wants a seat at the table regarding Ring of Fire development discussions, state the specific date that the ONTC will be allotted representation on the Ring of Fire Development Corporation Board by this government.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 34
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change provide a cost-benefit analysis for the proposed cap and trade plan.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 35
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Finance indicate the specific time frame for reducing Ontario's debt-to-GDP ratio from 39.8 per cent to the pre-recession level of 27 per cent.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 36
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Finance indicate how the estimated decline in Ontario business investment by 0.7 per cent in 2016 will impact provincial revenues in fiscal year 2016-17.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 37
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Finance indicate the number of instances in which records could not be provided to the Financial Accountability Officer due to the invocation of Section 12(2) of the Financial Accountability Officer Act, 2013.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 38
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change explain what revenue contingencies are in place should the proposed cap-and-trade carbon permit auction regime provide less revenue than budgeted.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 39
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Finance indicate why the long-range assessment of Ontario's fiscal environment was not provided as required under section 11(1) of the Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act, 2004.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 40
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Energy provide an analysis of the total revenue received for all electricity Ontario exported to other jurisdictions in 2015 in comparison to the cost to produce and transmit the overall amount of electricity Ontario exported to other jurisdictions in 2015.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 41
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Government and Consumer Services stand up for Ontario consumers by requesting that Industry Canada revise federal legislation and guidelines to ensure the Competition Bureau has the mandate and legislative authority to better protect motorists from price gouging in the retail gasoline market.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 42
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Government and Consumer Services provide the criteria being used to re-evaluate the closure of Service Ontario locations in Kemptville and eight other Ontario locations and will the ministry guarantee that community growth projections will be part of the evaluation.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 43
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation commit to reaching out to groups such as the Specialty Vehicle Association of Ontario to ensure the voices of hotrod and other specialty vehicle enthusiasts are heard in the development of new Modified Vehicle regulations.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 44
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development indicate if the ministry is taking action on the request from Colleges Ontario to establish stand-alone nursing degree programs at qualified colleges.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 45
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation provide details on any discussions the ministry has had with automobile manufacturers regarding how new and emerging in-vehicle technology could play a role in reducing the increasing number of highway fatalities caused by distracted driving related to the use of handheld devices.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 46
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport indicate what steps the ministry has taken to work with the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs and local snowmobile clubs to assist in their discussions with property owners to maintain access to trails this winter.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 47
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport recognize the role small, rural libraries play in bridging the "digital divide" that keeps many Ontarians from accessing high-speed internet services and will she commit to maintaining full funding through the Connectivity Fund to assist libraries in providing internet access.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 48
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services explain why the ministry did not provide enough spaces at the Ontario Police College to train a Master Trainer from all police services in the new protocol for the Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances and why police services received no funding to offset the cost of this unbudgeted expense.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled September 14, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 49
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services provide an update on the expected date for the tabling of legislation being developed by the Ministry's own Emergency Response & Public Order Workgroup to enhance the tools available to law enforcement agencies in their search for missing persons in Ontario.
Member Ms. Fife (Kitchener—Waterloo)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 50
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Attorney General provide an update on the expected date for the tabling of legislation to enhance the tools available to law enforcement agencies in their search for missing persons in Ontario.
Member Ms. Fife (Kitchener—Waterloo)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 51
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Does the Minister of Transportation have a position on the idea of amending the HTA to include the 1 meter rule being applied to other 2 wheeled modes of transportation i.e motorcycles.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 52
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation please explain how the Ministry plans to address the issue of building contractors overloading dump trucks in Ontario and will an additional exemption be re-instated to stop drivers from getting tickets.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 53
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Finance please disclose the dollar amount in savings Ontario's insurance industry will enjoy as a result of the reduced auto insurance coverage allowed by the government's new policies, taking place effective June 1, and how much of these savings will be passed onto drivers, net of previous insurance rate reductions.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 54
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Government and Consumer Services please provide details of the "oversight fee" paid to the government by the Tarion Warranty Corporation, and what specific oversight is provided.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 03, 2016
Question number 55
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Government and Consumer Services call an inquiry into the evident failures to enforce the Ontario Building Code with respect to installations of Small Diameter High Velocity Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning (SDHV-HVAC) systems.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 56
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Has the Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism set a budget for the Anti-Racism Directorate.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 57
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — How does the Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism define systemic racism.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 58
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism be adopting an Anti-Racism Strategy, which is subject to a five-year review and renewal to support the work of the Directorate.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 59
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism pass an Ontario Anti-Racism Act to provide an effective accountability framework for the Government's anti-racism strategy.
Member Mr. Singh (Bramalea—Gore—Malton)
Date tabled September 15, 2016
Final answer November 14, 2016
Question number 60
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change: 1. report exactly when the Minister took action on his @Glen4ONT twitter account to "block" @MichaelHarrispc, preventing the account from "following" @Glen4ONT; and 2. Explain why, as a Minister of the Crown, he took such action against a fellow elected member of Provincial Parliament.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 61
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation provide: the names and job titles of all dedicated staff hired to exclusively work on the highway 7 (new) project between Kitchener and Guelph, as well as the timelines for completion of the Highway 7 expansion; specifically providing the construction schedule and timelines for each and every phase of the expansion project to completion.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 62
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation report on 1. Whether any studies have been conducted to determine the capital and operating costs of Government's promised All-Day, Two-Way GO service to/from Kitchener; 2. What the study(s) predict for capital and operating costs of the All-Day, Two-Way GO service to/from Kitchener.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 63
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation report the schedule for delivery of LRV's and the late-delivery penalty structure built into the $770 million Metrolinx contract with Bombardier for 182 Light Rail Vehicles, including 14 LRVs to the Region of Waterloo.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 64
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation indicate whether the Ministry, or Metrolinx, has issued a "notice of default" relating to the $770 million Metrolinx contract with Bombardier for 182 Light Rail Vehicles, including 14 LRVs to the Region of Waterloo; and if so, what actions said notice requires of Bombardier.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 65
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation report the names of those who have been named to a panel conducting an internal review in assessing the Highway 413 GTA West Corridor project; and provide all details regarding the committee's mandate.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 66
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation please confirm the existence of the "tolling implementation committee" and provide all details regarding the committee's mandate, membership and any reports it has produced.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 67
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation please confirm conversations he had with Metrolinx Chair Robert Pritchard relating to the Chair's concerns over the Minister- ordered review of Metrolinx, and indicate where the "breadth of his intervention" was "substantially softened" as per Mr. Pritchard's March 2016 email to Metrolinx board members.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 68
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation report, with regard to government travel for the period of June 24, 2014, to September 14, 2016 (a) his use of rented limousines while on Official business in Ontario or elsewhere; and (b) for each use identified in (a) what was (i) the date of the rental, (ii) the location of the rental (iii) the nature of the official business, and (iii) the cost of the rental.
Member Mr. Harris (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Date tabled September 21, 2016
Final answer November 15, 2016
Question number 69
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Labour disclose how many of orders to pay in the food and beverage industry, were paid in their entirety in the last five years.
Member Ms. Forster (Welland)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 70
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation explain the state of the application by the Municipality of Hastings Highlands for OCIF funding for Highway 62 North of Maynooth.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 71
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation explain the state of the application by the municipality of Stirling-Rawdon regarding infrastructure funding to repair the Stirling-Marmora Road, a major Highway 7 detour route.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 72
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy please detail how much provincial HST has been collected on electricity bills since fiscal year 2012.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 17, 2016
Question number 73
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry please give an up to date fiscal report on the state of the Special Purpose Account.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 17, 2016
Question number 74
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry please provide an update as to whether the Ministry intends to preserve the Heritage Hunting designation in Wildlife Management Unit 92.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 75
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation explain why his Ministry has not worked with Tyendinaga Township to help repair Highway 2 which is a major thoroughfare and 401 detour route.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 76
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation explain the state of the application by Prince Edward County regarding repairs to County Road 49.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 77
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Economic Development and Growth provide and update as to the state of the City of Belleville's application for funding for the Cedar Street Watermain project.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 78
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Economic Development and Growth provide a complete list of all municipalities who received or have been approved for OCIF and SCF funding for fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 79
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry explain the progress his government has made regarding the payment in lieu of taxes situation with Prince Edward County regarding Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 80
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — With respect to the Tony Dean report, will the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development please provide: a) the purpose and outcomes of the government review of the designations; b) how does it address the recommendations that are already in the report; c) why hasn't the government implemented the recommendations to date; d) why has it taken over six months to respond to the report; e) what exactly has the government been reviewing since the report has been made public.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 81
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development please provide: a) the status of your work toward proposed legislative changes in response to the Tony Dean Report entitled : Supporting a Strong and Sustainable Ontario College of Trades; b) what is the projected timeline for the introduction of spring legislation as promised by the Government; c) what groups has the Minister and the Ministry consulted with regarding the proposed legislative changes or regulatory changes; d) how is the government going to ensure all stakeholders are engaged and involved so that continuity and the balance are achieved by all the recommendations at once.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled September 22, 2016
Final answer November 16, 2016
Question number 82
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please provide a financial breakdown of horse racing purse sizes with annual figures from 2003 to present.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 04, 2016
Final answer November 28, 2016
Question number 83
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please advise whether Ontario Racing has legislated authority to carry out its mandate.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 04, 2016
Final answer November 28, 2016
Question number 84
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please advise whether GO transit service is being included among possible long-term solutions to improve local transportation infrastructure in Perth-Wellington.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 04, 2016
Final answer November 28, 2016
Question number 85
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Associate Minister of Education (Early Years and Child Care) please confirm how many of the newly announced 100,000 child care spaces will be allocated to Perth-Wellington.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 04, 2016
Final answer November 28, 2016
Question number 86
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please confirm if and when he will provide his support, approval and funding necessary to continue the progress on the Residential Hospice Stratford Perth project.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 04, 2016
Final answer November 28, 2016
Question number 87
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services please provide an outline, including a timeline, of her plans to implement the 60 recommendations made by the Ombudsman of Ontario in his Nowhere to Turn report.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 04, 2016
Final answer November 28, 2016
Question number 88
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Attorney General please clarify the "other places that we can find solutions" that he referred to during the AMO 2016 Conference when speaking about joint and several liability.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 04, 2016
Final answer November 28, 2016
Question number 89
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services please provide an update on the pilot project for constituency offices to communicate with the Family Responsibility Office via email, and confirm the date when this will be rolled out to all constituency offices.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 04, 2016
Final answer November 28, 2016
Question number 90
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy please confirm the exact number of ratepayers in Perth-Wellington who will receive the 12% reduction in hydro rates for rural customers, which the Premier spoke about while in Perth-Wellington.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled October 05, 2016
Final answer November 29, 2016
Question number 91
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the President of the Treasury Board identify all members of the expert panel to review the pension accounting standards in Ontario.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled October 06, 2016
Final answer November 30, 2016
Question number 92
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the President of the Treasury Board provide the following information: a) When the expert panel to review pension accounting standards in Ontario was created; and b) When it will be providing recommendations and/or a report.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled October 06, 2016
Final answer November 30, 2016
Question number 93
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the President of the Treasury Board make the results of the expert panel to review pension accounting standards in Ontario public.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled October 06, 2016
Final answer November 30, 2016
Question number 94
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the President of the Treasury Board report on how many third party consultants have been and will be contracted to review the financial statements and/or accounting of the province.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled October 06, 2016
Final answer November 30, 2016
Question number 95
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the President of the Treasury Board identify all third party consultants contracted to review the financial statements and/or accounting standards of the province.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled October 06, 2016
Final answer November 30, 2016
Question number 96
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Can the Minister of Labour provide a list of all inspections of worksites where the employees on that site are working under the terms of the Temporary Foreign Workers seasonal program.
Member Ms. Fife (Kitchener—Waterloo)
Date tabled October 06, 2016
Final answer November 30, 2016
Question number 97
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Does the Minister of Transportation still expect the Highway 420/QEW rehabilitation in Niagara Falls to be completed by November of 2016.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 01, 2016
Question number 98
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care recognize that MRI wait times in Niagara are far higher than the provincial average and explain whether or not the Ministry plans to invest in a new MRI machine in Niagara to deal with the backlog and ensure Niagara residents have access to MRI's within the wait time targets set out by the Ministry.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 01, 2016
Question number 99
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Finance explain why Ontario craft cider is taxed at the same rate as wine products and reveal whether or not the Ministry has any plans to bring the taxes of Ontario craft cider in line with beer products which would allow the industry to thrive.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 01, 2016
Question number 100
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please detail separately how much money is being allocated to MRI services in Niagara and Hamilton.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 05, 2016
Question number 101
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Environment and Climate Change please outline the Ministry's position on bio-diversity offsetting as it pertains to development on wetlands in the province of Ontario.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 05, 2016
Question number 102
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Finance please outline what steps the Ministry is taking to ensure that gas prices remain competitive and that anti-competitive behavior as it relates to the retail sale of gasoline is being monitored in the Province of Ontario.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 01, 2016
Question number 103
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Energy please provide a detailed explanation of what the value of the rate excess hydro is sold to the United States for and how those rates are arrived at.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 01, 2016
Question number 104
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Energy confirm the total dollar value of Global Adjustment payments made by hydro users within the Niagara Region in 2015.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 01, 2016
Question number 105
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation please detail what discussions and the outcome of those discussions that have taken place between Metrolinx and CN rail regarding the project to bring GO train to Niagara Falls.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 17, 2016
Final answer December 01, 2016
Question number 106
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Labour provide a comprehensive list of individuals and organizations that were consulted in the Changing Workplaces Review.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled October 18, 2016
Final answer December 05, 2016
Question number 107
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education outline what steps are being taken to ensure the problem of school bus driver shortages in Toronto, caused by the Ministry's Request for Proposals under the Procurement file for Student Transportation, will not spread to the rest of Ontario.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled October 18, 2016
Final answer December 05, 2016
Question number 108
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care outline what measures of accountability are in place at CritiCall Ontario regarding patient care and outcomes.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled October 18, 2016
Final answer December 05, 2016
Question number 109
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — When will the Minister of Municipal Affairs remove or amend the discriminatory Section 259(1)(c) of the Municipal Act, 2001 which forces municipal councillors, particularly women, to request permission from their respective councils to take pregnancy, maternity or parental leave.
Member Ms. Fife (Kitchener—Waterloo)
Date tabled October 19, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 110
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Finance provide a complete list of all contract recipients between the 2012-2013 to 2015-2016 fiscal years, including contract values, related to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's Modernization Initiative.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled October 20, 2016
Final answer February 21, 2017
Question number 111
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry identify how many of the 4051 comments received during the public consultation process on the regulation amending wolf and coyote hunting and trapping seasons (EBR Registry 012-8104) were unsupportive of the regulation.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 112
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration provide comprehensive statistical information regarding the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, including numbers of immigrants, categories, and countries of origin for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 113
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration outline what steps the Ministry has taken in the past calendar year to; harmonize foreign credentials recognition in cooperation with the Federal Government and other provinces; and consult with provincial professional certification bodies on this subject.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 114
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister Responsible for Women's Issues outline the implementation plan for the programs to end human trafficking announced on June 30, and identify whether funding has been made available to external applicants (i.e. Non-Governmental Organizations); how much funding has been made available to those external applicants; and how much of that funding has been disbursed to date.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 115
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services explain when the Ministry will implement electronic monitoring of High Risk Offenders (such as sexual predators) when on Parole.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 116
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services provide the total amount spent to date on the Guns and Gangs Task Force, broken down by calendar year.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 117
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services explain why the Ministry does not consistently track the waitlist for women who need VAW services.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 118
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Government and Consumer Services provide the expected number of Service Ontario and Land Registry Office locations to be staffed full-time in 2020 and 2025 and specify the location of any eventual closures.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer February 21, 2017
Question number 119
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Government and Consumer Services provide an update on the expected release of regulations made pursuant to the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 and, in particular, Schedule 2, the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 120
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Education share, for each year between 2003 and 2016, the per-student amount disbursed by the Ministry to Upper Canada District School Board, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l'Ontario and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien, as well as the overall per-student funding across Ontario.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 121
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation share the timeline for implementing the Legislature's unanimous decision to improve the Medical Review service guarantee to 5 business days.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 122
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Government and Consumer Services outline, for the years 2010 to 2016, the number of investigations and enforcement actions undertaken by the Ministry under the Consumer Protection Act, the total amount of fines levied in those years as well as the outcomes of such enforcement actions, such as license or incorporation revocations and prosecutions.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 123
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Government and Consumer Services allow all Ontarians, regardless of the overall character length of their full legal name, to choose which first and middle names from their birth certificates appear, and in which order, on provincially-issued identification such as health cards, drivers' licenses and other documents.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer February 27, 2017
Question number 124
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Energy further cancel all currently non-connected LRP I projects situated in unwilling host communities such as the Nation Rise wind project in North Stormont in light of the cancellation of several LRP II contracts due to the added supply being unnecessary.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 125
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation commit to providing Functional Assessment services within the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, as well as provide relief to those Ontarians, such as seniors on fixed income and social assistance recipients, who cannot afford to pay exorbitant fees for Functional Assessment services to have their drivers' license reinstated, which can consume up to 60% of a fixed-income senior's monthly income.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 126
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care outline the planned actions, investments and capital projects to be undertaken to address the acute shortage of long-term care and hospital beds in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer February 28, 2017
Question number 127
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Energy provide a list of all options being considered by his Ministry to reduce the total cost of an electricity bill, including the per-kWh usage rate, delivery charges and the Global Adjustment, as well as the forecasted impact of each option on the bill for a household consuming 1,000 kWh/month.
Member Mr. McDonell (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 06, 2016
Question number 128
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care fix the flawed funding formula for medium-sized hospitals, such as the Ross Memorial Hospital, which are unable to locally provide adequate services to meet the demand for procedures such as hip and knee surgeries.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer February 28, 2017
Question number 129
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy identify how many residents of the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock qualify for the Rural or Remote Rate Protection Program.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 130
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy identify how many reports the Ministry has received about the issue of stray voltage harming livestock; and has the government considered any new regulatory approaches to properly mitigate the damaging effects of stray voltage.
Member Ms. Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 131
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide an update on what action has been taken by the ministry to alleviate the rising cost of mandatory water testing from non-profit organizations that operate Small Drinking Water Systems as outlined in Private Members' Notice of Motion 10.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer February 28, 2017
Question number 132
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration direct the ministry's Honours and Awards Secretariat to establish the Ontario Military Service Pin as detailed in Private Members' Notice of Motion 11 to ensure this new honour can be presented to those Ontarians who have served or are serving in Canada's Armed Forces during Canada's 150th celebrations in 2017.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 133
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation move forward with implementing a task force to develop a plan to address Highway Incident Management.
Member Mrs. Martow (Thornhill)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 08, 2016
Question number 134
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation set a timeline to allocate the remaining monies required to begin planning of the Yonge subway expansion.
Member Mrs. Martow (Thornhill)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 07, 2016
Question number 135
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation create an official task force for municipalities and stakeholders to examine accessible parking regulations and by-laws.
Member Mrs. Martow (Thornhill)
Date tabled October 24, 2016
Final answer December 07, 2016
Question number 136
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care develop a process for registering patients to nurse practitioners directly, so that Nurse Practitioners can access important information such as Primary Care Practice Reports.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled October 26, 2016
Final answer February 28, 2017
Question number 137
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation have access to daily information on oil prices through either the Bloomberg Oil Buyer's Guide or the Platts Oil Market Data Guide and are they willing and able to share that information with Members of Provincial Parliament.
Member Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)
Date tabled October 26, 2016
Final answer February 22, 2017
Question number 138
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain why patients placed in long-term care homes not of their first choice, under the promise of being moved to their first choice home when a bed becomes available, are in practice not being accommodated in this way.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled October 31, 2016
Final answer February 28, 2017
Question number 139
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Can the Minister of Education provide an update on the work completed to date and a timeline for future work to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Call to Action 62.1 regarding the development and implementation of mandatory age-appropriate curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve on Treaties, Aboriginal peoples' historical and contemporary contributions to Canada, and the history and legacy of residential schools.
Member Ms. Fife (Kitchener—Waterloo)
Date tabled November 01, 2016
Final answer February 28, 2017
Question number 140
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs commit to meeting with his federal counterpart to discuss opportunities and encourage the federal government to work with the province to locate federal agriculture programs and/or offices at Kemptville College.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled November 14, 2016
Final answer March 06, 2017
Question number 141
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Infrastructure please share the number of public buildings maintained by Ontario workers containing asbestos and how many of these buildings have a plan to deal with these asbestos. Please include metrics indicating how the ministry is aware of the aforementioned plans.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled November 15, 2016
Final answer March 07, 2017
Question number 142
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide an itemized list, showing which of the 166 recommendations from the "Living Longer, Living Well" report have been implemented to-date.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 143
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care advise how much funding has been allocated for the Senior Friendly Hospital program, and further, advise which hospitals in Ontario are in the process of implementing elder-friendly care processes and models, as recommended by the provincial lead on Seniors' Strategy, Dr. Samir Sinha.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 144
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care outline if the government's promise in 2013 to match every senior with a primary care provider has been reached, and if not, would he please advise how many seniors in Ontario remain without access to a primary care provider.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 145
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care advise whether or not it has had a full review of its MedsCheck Program.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 146
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care advise how much in unspent funds from the money allocated for nursing and personal care, programs, support services and raw food is returned to the government every year by long-term care homes.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 147
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care advise how many of the 75 new nurse practitioners it promised to hire in long-term care have been hired to-date.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 148
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise if it has made progress in eliminating its claims backlog in the Assistive Devices program, and if it has achieved its processing time target of six to eight weeks.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 149
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance disclose the annual electricity bills for each hospital, long-term care facility and school in Ontario for each year, beginning in the year 2003.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 150
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Education recognize the role small, rural schools play across rural communities and will she commit to studying alternatives to school closures to ensure all students in Ontario, regardless of their geographic area, enjoy equitable access to education.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 151
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister Responsible for Accessibility share a breakdown of government AODA enforcement action in 2014, 2015, and further, will she advise on levels of AODA compliance in the current year, broken down by economic sectors.
Member Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 152
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation please provide the six month update about the status of the Highway 17 twinning expansion project from the Manitoba border easterly to Kenora, as committed to on May 19, 2016.
Member Ms. Campbell (Kenora—Rainy River)
Date tabled November 17, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 153
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide the status of Stage 1A approval for the new Windsor Essex hospital.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 154
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide the status of Stage 1B for the proposed construction of the new Windsor Essex hospital.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 155
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide the status of the "Stop Sign" as related to funding approval for Stage 2 status for the proposed construction of the new Windsor Essex hospital.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 156
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide a timeline for the decision moving the project to Stage 2 for the proposed construction of the new Windsor Essex hospital.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 157
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide the status for the $35 million identified in 2013 for the proposed construction of the new Windsor Essex hospital.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 158
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please indicate when funding will be released and the approval of Stage 1B will occur to facilitate Stage 2 status for the proposed construction of the new Windsor Essex hospital.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 159
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please indicate what priorities should be focused on by the local community to facilitate and expedite the advancement to Stage 2 status for the proposed construction of the new Windsor Essex hospital given the Ministry's focus on patient-focused care.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 160
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please indicate what urgent steps the Ministry is taking to minimize the reoccurrence of frequent failures in both infrastructure and equipment in the interim period of the process for the proposed construction of the new Windsor Essex hospital.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 161
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please indicate what other fact based and evidence based examples and information is needed to prioritize and expedite the project approval status for the proposed construction of the new Windsor Essex hospital.
Member Mr. Natyshak (Essex)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 162
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Labour please provide: a) the status of your work toward proposed legislative changes in response to the Tony Dean Report entitled: Supporting a Strong and Sustainable Ontario College of Trades; b) what is the projected timeline for the introduction of spring legislation as promised by the Government; c) what groups has the Minister and the Ministry consulted with regarding the proposed legislative changes or regulatory changes; d) how is the government going to ensure all stakeholders are engaged and involved so that continuity and the balance are achieved by all the recommendations at once.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 163
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Labour please provide; with respect to the Tony Dean report: a) the purpose and outcomes of the government review of the designations; b) how does it address the recommendations that are already in the report; c) why hasn't the government implemented the recommendations to date; d) why has it taken over six months to respond to the report; e) what exactly has the government been reviewing since the report has been made public.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled November 21, 2016
Final answer March 20, 2017
Question number 164
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — When will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care publicly release the Ontario HIV/AIDS strategy paper developed by the AIDS bureau and proceed with its implementation.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled November 22, 2016
Final answer March 21, 2017
Question number 165
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs explain the state of the application by the Municipality of Hastings Highlands for OCIF funding for Highway 62 North of Maynooth.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled November 24, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 166
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs explain the state of the application by the municipality of Stirling-Rawdon regarding infrastructure funding to repair the Stirling-Marmora Road, a major Highway 7 detour route.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled November 24, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 167
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please provide the necessary documentation to detail how much provincial HST has been collected on electricity bills since fiscal year 2011-2012.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled November 24, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 168
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry please provide the necessary documentation to itemize expenses filed as "safety, education and promotion" or "planning, policy and regulatory" in each fiscal report going back to fiscal year 2013-2014.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled November 24, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 169
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs explain why his Ministry has not worked with Tyendinaga Township to help repair Highway 2 which is a major thoroughfare and 401 detour route.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled November 24, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 170
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs explain the state of the application by Prince Edward County regarding repairs to County Road 49.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled November 24, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 171
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education, commensurate with her Ministry's statement in the 2016-17 Estimates that increases "primarily reflect increases in operating costs", provide the necessary documentation regarding the line-by-line operating costs of every board of education in the province of Ontario since fiscal year 2011-2012.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled November 24, 2016
Final answer March 09, 2017
Question number 172
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister for Education disclose when recommendations from the Prevalent Medical Conditions Committee as well as a comprehensive policy to address prevalent medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis and epilepsy in Ontario schools will be brought forward.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled November 29, 2016
Final answer March 21, 2017
Question number 173
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister for Education disclose the total student enrollment in private schools as well as the number of private schools operating in the province on an annual basis since 2006.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled November 29, 2016
Final answer March 21, 2017
Question number 174
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister for Education identify how many net students have left the public school system on an annual basis in the years 2006 through 2016 excluding graduates and drop-outs.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled November 29, 2016
Final answer March 21, 2017
Question number 175
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide a list of the names of licensed child care operators the Ministry of Education issued licenses to in the last 12 months organized by the following operations type: non-profit; for-profit; school board; First Nations and municipality.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled November 30, 2016
Final answer March 22, 2017
Question number 176
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance provide the amount of revenue your Ministry has received from the GST/HST portion of the authorization to possess (ATP) for individuals to purchase medical marijuana.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled November 30, 2016
Final answer March 22, 2017
Question number 177
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children and Youth Services please provide a list of clothing items the Ministry of Children and Youth Services purchases for children and youth in Ontario.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled November 30, 2016
Question number 178
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children and Youth Services please provide a list of all services and programs provided directly by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to children and youth in Ontario.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled November 30, 2016
Question number 179
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Education please provide the total number of full day kindergarten classes with thirty or more students in 2015-2016 and provide a breakdown by each school board throughout Ontario.
Member Mrs. Gretzky (Windsor West)
Date tabled November 30, 2016
Question number 180
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Education please provide the total number of kindergarten/grade one split classes in Ontario in 2015-2016 and provide a breakdown by each school board throughout Ontario.
Member Mrs. Gretzky (Windsor West)
Date tabled November 30, 2016
Final answer March 22, 2017
Question number 181
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children and Youth Services provide the number of families whose children were removed from the waitlist for Intensive Behavioural Intervention therapy as part of the Minister's announcement on June 28, 2016 regarding changes to autism services.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled December 01, 2016
Question number 182
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children and Youth Services provide the number of families that have received direct funding payments of $10,000 as part of the Minister's announcement on June 28, 2016 regarding changes to autism services.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled December 01, 2016
Question number 183
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care outline and itemize the details of $4 billion dollars the government has claimed to save in health costs since the introduction of the Green Energy Act.
Member Mr. Brown (Simcoe North)
Date tabled December 06, 2016
Question number 184
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Education please provide the amount of money rewarded to RR Donnelley and Measurement Incorporated for the RFP to administer the OSSLT online pilot that occurred on Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Member Mr. Brown (Simcoe North)
Date tabled December 06, 2016
Question number 185
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Housing provide a list of municipalities that have applied for additional emergency housing funds for residents as a result of unaffordable hydro rates and increased demand on housing programs.
Member Mr. Hardeman (Oxford)
Date tabled December 05, 2016
Question number 186
Question Enquiry of the Ministry —Would the Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs please advise how many Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund applications have been received and the number that were turned down for each of the past 3 years.
Member Mr. Hardeman (Oxford)
Date tabled December 05, 2016
Question number 187
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs please provide details on the average length of the applications received for the Community Infrastructure Fund program.
Member Mr. Hardeman (Oxford)
Date tabled December 05, 2016
Question number 188
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please advise how many Connecting Links program applications have been received and the number that were turned down for each of the past 3 years.
Member Mr. Hardeman (Oxford)
Date tabled December 05, 2016
Question number 189
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Will the Minister of Transportation please provide details on the average length of the applications received for the Connecting Links program.
Member Mr. Hardeman (Oxford)
Date tabled December 05, 2016
Question number 190
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Environment and Climate Change please advise how many Green Investment Fund applications have been received and the number that were turned down for each of the past 3 years.
Member Mr. Hardeman (Oxford)
Date tabled December 05, 2016
Question number 191
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport explain what the government is doing to address Ontario's $16 billion tourism gap as identified by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 192
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care list the number of nursing home beds that have been built and/or renovated in Simcoe-Grey in the last ten years.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 193
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services list the number of people on the waitlist for Passport funding in Simcoe-Grey.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 194
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services provide a full list of programs and services available for adults with development disabilities in Simcoe-Grey.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 195
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services provide an update on the action being taken to help my constituent Adam DeLuca of Alliston who is on a waitlist for Passport funding. I wrote to the Minister on October 24th on behalf of Adam's mother Nancy DeLuca.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 196
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services provide an update on the action being taken to help my constituents Michael Lubiana and Brandon Lubiana of Beeton who are a waitlist for Passport funding. I wrote to the Minister on October 13th on behalf of their mother Debbie Lubiana.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 197
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services provide an update on the action being taken to help my constituent Aiden Keogh of Beeton who is on a waitlist for Passport funding. I wrote to the Minister on October 19th on behalf of Aiden's mother Andrea Keogh.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 198
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance provide an update concerning government action being taken in response to the Standing Committee on Social Policy’s summary of recommendations entitled, Study on the Legislative and Regulatory Barriers and Burdens Facing Service Clubs in Ontario.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 199
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry provide an update concerning the status of funding to pay for dredging at the mouth of the Nottawasaga River in Wasaga Beach.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 200
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education explain what the government is doing to address bullying in our school systems.
Member Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey)
Date tabled December 07, 2016
Question number 201
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation disclose his plans to move forward with the expansion of Highway 40 running between Chatham and Sarnia.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 202
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation disclose his plans to enhance snow fencing and hedging along King's Highway 402 between Sarnia and London.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 203
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change disclose his plan to eradicate invasive phragmites now occurring throughout Ontario.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 204
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy explain the justification for proceeding with the North Kent and Otter Creek wind projects given that these projects will generate electricity that has been deemed surplus while adding increased costs to hydro ratepayers.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 205
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain a situation whereby my constituency office has been informed by a local surgeon that he has been told that in order to improve the record of performance on wait times for hip and knee surgeries in the area of the SW Ontario LHIN additional funding prior to the end of the fiscal year will be made available; can the Minister assure me that an adequate amount of such additional funding will be allocated to hospitals outside of London so that patients whose surgeries are scheduled to take place in smaller hospitals will also have the prospect of their wait times being shortened.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 206
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care clarify what would constitute a justifiable contravention of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the context of local health integration network directives to a health service provider that is a religious organization to provide a service that is contrary to the religion related to the organization.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 207
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Infrastructure provide a list of the 300 municipalities that have been promised expanded access to broadband internet through the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) project.
Member Mr. Arnott (Wellington—Halton Hills)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 208
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain how the Minister proposes to protect the conscience rights of doctors and other health care providers in Ontario.
Member Mr. McNaughton (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 209
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance provide the scientific evidence that supports their claim that closing the coal plants saved the health care system $4.4 billion.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 210
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the statistics from OHIP on Ontario's utilization factor for chronic conditions on the health care budget in the last 3 years.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 211
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the percent of adult patient visits to primary care doctors as indicated by OHIP billings for chronic conditions.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 212
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the percent of patients that have elevated A1C readings and its growth during the last 3 years.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 213
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the cost per annum to the Ontario Health Care Budget for payments to have patients rostered with a primary care practitioner.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 214
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the cost comparison of fees for service versus fees for rostering that was paid to primary care practitioners over the last 3 years.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 215
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the consequences of the revision to Version 2.1 of the patient care and Transportation Standards. The revision is to the circumstances under which an air ambulance may be staffed with only one primary care paramedic.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 216
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the details of any financial penalties for Ornge for cancelling its plans to lease helicopter from Augusta Westland.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 217
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term care provide how many contracts that Ornge has with private transport companies across the province for non-urgent transfers.
Member Mr. Yurek (Elgin—Middlesex—London)
Date tabled February 21, 2017
Question number 218
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education advise how much of the funds that the Ministry gives to school boards go to the Ottawa School Transport Authority.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled February 22, 2017
Question number 219
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education advise if 100% of the GSN funds from the Ministry that are allocated for transportation cost go to transporting, and can the Ministry provide line by line information of how the money is transfers and utilized.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled February 22, 2017
Question number 220
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education advise when the Ministry established the Ottawa School Transport Authority what factors and protocols did the Ministry of Education design for the Ottawa School Transport Authority to use when making their bus routes and school bus cancellation decisions.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled February 22, 2017
Question number 221
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education provide the accountability measures it takes to ensure School Boards are spending the money from GSN on transportation costs.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled February 22, 2017
Question number 222
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education advise how to ensure the safety of students on buses and does the Ministry have a protocol for school cancellations that Boards or bus consortiums are to follow when it comes to canceling buses due to severe driving conditions.
Member Ms. MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton)
Date tabled February 22, 2017
Question number 223
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services please provide the number of individuals who have been removed from the Passport funding waitlist, broken out by region in 2015 and 2016.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled February 23, 2017
Question number 224
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services please provide the number of abandonments or relinquishment of care, broken out by each DSO regional office in 2015 and 2016.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled February 23, 2017
Question number 225
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services please provide the number of day support programs operating in Ontario, broken out within each region.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled February 23, 2017
Question number 226
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children and Youth Services advise if there has been a Ministry financial audit done on the Nipissing Parry Sound Children's Aid Society in the last 24 months. If so, can a copy be delivered.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled February 23, 2017
Question number 227
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children and Youth Services guarantee that any replacement workers at the Nipissing Parry Sound Children's Aid Society have received the mandatory "new worker training" program designed by the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Society.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled February 23, 2017
Question number 228
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change provide all emails sent by his former staff Iain Myrans that contain the word "Tesla" from September 1, 2014 to February 1, 2017.
Member Mr. Clark (Leeds—Grenville)
Date tabled February 27, 2017
Question number 229
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide a breakdown of the funding provided to the Pregnancy Infant Loss Network, broken out by region.
Member Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)
Date tabled March 01, 2017
Question number 230
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the President of the Treasury Board provide all documentation and correspondence exchanged between the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Auditor General's office between September 2016 and February 2017.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 231
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the President of the Treasury Board provide all documentation and correspondence that occurred between October 2016 and December 2016 pertaining to the selection of panel members, compensation, and benefits of the Pension Asset Expert Advisory Panel.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 232
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy provide detailed information regarding the government's decision to cancel $3.5 billion of its contract with Samsung and not the full $5 billion.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 233
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance provide all documentation or correspondence that occurred between April 2016 and June 2016 pertaining to revenue projections for the government's climate change action plan.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 234
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance indicate why the third quarter fiscal update were not provided for the years between 2012-2016, as required under section 11 (1) of the Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act, 2004, and will the Minister provide the missing reports.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 235
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance provide a detailed breakdown of all items that make up its Accounts Under $50,000 listed in its 2015-2016, Treasury Board Secretariat Public Accounts, Volume 3.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 236
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance indicate whether or not the revenue collected from cap-and-trade will be used towards balancing the budget.
Member Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 237
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy provide all documentation and correspondence between his Ministry, the IESO and Toronto Hydro, between October 2016 and January 2017 regarding the implementation of the 8% provincial rebate that was supposed to come into effect on January 1, 2017.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 238
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy provide all necessary documentation including business-by-business and sector-by-sector employment figures to substantiate his claim made in the House on March 1, 2017 that there were 41,000 jobs created in the renewable energy sector in Ontario after 2009.
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled March 02, 2017
Question number 239
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide the total sum of money spent at Ontario schools for personal protective equipment used by teachers for the 2015-16 school years (ie. kevlar sleeves).
Member Mrs. Gretzky (Windsor West)
Date tabled March 06, 2017
Question number 240
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide, with respect to Education Quality and Accountability Office testing information, any documents including but not limited to emails, briefing notes, meeting minutes, records of discussions, and memoranda concerning the impacts, effects, outcomes, or results that changes in funding or resources have had, or will have on schools and school boards between 2014 and 2017.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled March 06, 2017
Question number 241
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide documents including but not limited to emails, briefing notes, and memoranda, as it pertains to the Minister's statements regarding the "net zero" approach to collective bargaining: a) the department's proposed cuts to the education system; b) the department's projected education budgets for the fiscal years 2016/17; and c) the department's plan to ensure that collective bargaining agreements remain revenue neutral.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled March 06, 2017
Question number 242
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide documents regarding the costs associated with administrating an Order Paper Question (OPQ) including the amount of work hours spent on each OPQ; the classification of civil servants who worked on providing the response to the OPQ; and the sum of the per-hour costs of administrating each OPQ including a break down in the event of multiple classifications of civil servants working on the same OPQ; for OPQ questions numbered 163 - 239.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled March 06, 2017
Question number 243
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide, with respect to Education Quality and Accountability Office testing information, any documents including but not limited to emails, briefing notes, and memoranda produced in 2016 concerning: a) how the Ministry of Education is using Education Quality and Accountability Office data; b) how the Ministry of Education allocates funding resources based on Education Quality and Accountability Office data; c) any instances where funding resources have been taken away from a school board or school broken down by: i) year; ii) shool or schoolboard; and iii) total amount of funding.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled March 06, 2017
Question number 244
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide, with respect to the cancellation of online Education Quality and Accountability Office testing of October, 2016, any documents including but not limited to emails, briefing notes, or memoranda: a) any costs associated with cancelling the test; b) any costs associated with rescheduling and re-administering the tests at a later date; and c) plans to ensure that the technical issue has been rectified.
Member Mr. Coe (Whitby—Oshawa)
Date tabled March 06, 2017
Question number 245
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services please provide the plan and timelines for pre-distributing and delivering potassium iodide (KI) pills to citizens and vulnerable communities within the Primary Zone for the Fermi 2 Nuclear Generating Station, which is located in Monroe County, Michigan, as well as the plans and timelines for making KI available to citizens and vulnerable communities within 80 km Secondary Zone.
Member Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)
Date tabled March 20, 2017
Question number 246
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services please provide any agreements between the province of Ontario and the operator of Fermi 2 Nuclear Generating Station as required under Appendix 13 to Annex I of the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan, as well indicate the government's policy for reviewing and updating such agreements.
Member Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)
Date tabled March 20, 2017
Question number 247
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services please detail how it has changed its disclosure and transparency policies to address the motion passed by Durham Region in November 2015 requesting that "the Government of Ontario provide all non-confidential data and studies used in considering changes to Ontario's off-site nuclear emergency plans" and please list all studies that have been used in assessing changes to Ontario's off-site nuclear emergency plans since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.
Member Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)
Date tabled March 20, 2017
Question number 248
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy please provide an itemized list of how much the government and Ontario Power Generation have spent on planning, procuring and approvals to support the construction of additional reactors at the Darlington nuclear station, including penalties or fees paid by the Ministry of Infrastructure to reactor vendors for ending the procurement process, and how much OPG is forecast to spend to maintain its licence approvals until 2021.
Member Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)
Date tabled March 20, 2017
Question number 249
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy or the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change please provide a comparison of the types and volumes of low and intermediate radioactive waste projected to be stored in the Near Surface Disposal Facility that Canadian Nuclear Laboratories proposes to build adjacent to the Ottawa River at Chalk River Laboratories to the radioactive wastes proposed to be stored in Ontario Power Generation's proposed Deep Geological Repository and what provincial approvals will be required for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to proceed with the project.
Member Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)
Date tabled March 20, 2017
Question number 250
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services please detail the process for reviewing and proposing applicable amendments to the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP) as required every four years under section 1.11.2 of the plan, when such reviews have taken place since the PNERP was approved in 2009, what transparency requirements exist for such reviews as well as explanations of the criteria requirements listed under section 1.11.4 of PNERP, in particular what is meant by "appropriate consultations with stakeholders" and how "best practice emergency management methodologies" are documented or benchmarked.
Member Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)
Date tabled March 21, 2017
Question number 251
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance or the Minister of Municipal Affairs or the Minister of Housing provide precise data on the number of foreign homebuyers in Ontario each year for the past ten years and the definition used to classify them.
Member Mr. Hardeman (Oxford)
Date tabled March 21, 2017
Question number 252
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance provide all modeling and projections prepared during the last three years by the Ministry or a consultant hired by the Ministry of the impact of adding additional taxes on the sale and purchase of homes including the impact on prices and volumes.
Member Mr. Hardeman (Oxford)
Date tabled March 21, 2017
Question number 253
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry please provide data on the number of moose tags allocated in each of the past 10 years in the riding of Nickel Belt.
Member Mme. Gélinas (Nickel Belt)
Date tabled March 23, 2017
Question number 254
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy provide all documentation and correspondence between his Ministry and the IESO or Ontario Power Generation in January and February of 2017 that uses the phrases or terms "fees," "commissions," "broker," "lender," "borrowing," or "re-financing."
Member Mr. Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Date tabled March 23, 2017
Question number 255
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services please confirm the amount of funding requested by municipalities to implement the Social Assistance Management System (SAMS), broken down by municipality; and how much the government has disbursed to municipalities for this purpose, broken down by municipality.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled March 23, 2017
Question number 256
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please explain his government's deliberate decision to freeze compensation for interprofessional primary care team staff since 2009, even as it has created a growing wage gap by awarding increases to their counterparts in comparator organizations.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled March 23, 2017
Question number 257
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs please explain how small and rural municipalities should fund necessary infrastructure projects when the government continues cutting the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled March 23, 2017
Question number 258
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the President of the Treasury Board please explain the government's decision to award $125 million in pay raises to senior managers of the civil service for the purposes of "recruitment and retention" while ignoring those same challenges facing inter-professional primary care teams, Community Living organizations, and many others.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled March 23, 2017
Question number 259
Question Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community and Social Services please confirm the total number of applicants currently on the waitlist for the Passport program; what service standards, if any, the department has in place for application processing times; and how successful, on a percentage basis, the department has been in meeting its service standard.
Member Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)
Date tabled March 23, 2017
Question number 260
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