Debates and Progress

First Reading

June 6, 2005
Minister's Statement and Mr. Jackson and Ms. Horwath

Continued from the First Session as a Bill of the Second Session by Order of the House dated June 13, 2005

Second Reading

November 1, 2005
Principal Debaters:
Mrs. Chambers, Mrs. Munro, Mr. Martiniuk, Ms. Horwath

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Baird, Mr. Craitor, Mr. Ramal, Mr. Flaherty, Ms. Martel

November 2, 2005
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Parsons, Mr. Leal, Mr. Arnott, Ms. Martel, Mr. Racco, Mr. Levac

Questions and Comments:
Ms. Horwath, Mr. Qaadri, Mr. Yakabuski, Mr. Kormos, Mrs. Chambers, Mr. Martiniuk, Mrs. Van Bommel, Mr. Gerretsen, Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Munro, Mr. Milloy

November 3, 2005
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Klees, Ms. Churley, Mrs. Van Bommel, Mr. Qaadri, Mrs. Witmer

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Delaney, Mr. Chudleigh, Mr. Levac, Mr. Racco, Mr. Prue, Mrs. Chambers, Mr. Arthurs, Mr. Peterson, Ms. Scott

November 23, 2005
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Kormos

Questions and Comments:
Mrs. Chambers

Declared carried. Referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.


Standing Committee on Social Policy

December 5, 2005
December 6, 2005
December 12, 2005
December 13, 2005
February 20, 2006

February 20, 2006
Reported to the House as amended. Ordered for third reading.

Third Reading

February 28, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Mrs. Chambers, Mrs. Munro, Ms. Horwath

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Miller, Ms. Martel, Mr. Ramal, Mr. Runciman, Mrs. Jeffrey, Mr. Tascona

March 1, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Ms. Horwath, Mrs. Jeffrey, Mr. Toole

Questions and Comments:
Mrs. Sandals, Mr. Kormos, Ms. Di Cocco, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Martiniuk, Mr. Ramal

March 2, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Hampton, Mr. Kormos, Mr. Runciman, Mr. Arnott

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Parsons, Mr. Marchese, Mrs. Jeffrey

March 27, 2006
Declared carried.

Royal Assent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Coming into force:
49. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.


(2) Sections 1 to 48 come into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.