SP028 - Tue 28 Nov 2023 / Mar 28 nov 2023



Tuesday 28 November 2023 Mardi 28 novembre 2023

Committee business


The committee met at 0900 in committee room 2.

Committee business

The Chair (Mr. Brian Riddell): The Standing Committee on Social Policy will now come to order.

As always, please wait to be recognized before speaking. All questions and comments must go through the Chair.

On the agenda this morning is committee business. Are there any motions? I recognize MPP Martin.

Mrs. Robin Martin: I move that the committee enter closed session for the purpose of organizing committee business.

The Chair (Mr. Brian Riddell): Okay. I know there’s going to be debate, so I recognize MPP Gélinas.

Mme France Gélinas: I don’t understand why we have to go into closed session for committee business. We all know that we have a bill to deal with. We all know that we have to schedule deputants to come and talk to us. We have to schedule time for clause-by-clause. Why we have to go into closed session to do this is beyond me. We have done that in open sessions for years and years and nothing has happened. We don’t need to go into closed session.

The Chair (Mr. Brian Riddell): Is there any further debate? If none, I will now put the question. Are members ready to vote to go into closed session? Everyone in favour, please put their hand up. Everyone against? We will go into closed session.

We have cleared the room.

The committee recessed at 0901 and later continued in closed session.


Chair / Président

Mr. Brian Riddell (Cambridge PC)

Vice-Chair / Vice-Présidente

Mme France Gélinas (Nickel Belt ND)

MPP Jill Andrew (Toronto–St. Paul’s ND)

Ms. Patrice Barnes (Ajax PC)

Ms. Bobbi Ann Brady (Haldimand–Norfolk IND)

Mme France Gélinas (Nickel Belt ND)

Mr. John Jordan (Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston PC)

Mrs. Robin Martin (Eglinton–Lawrence PC)

Ms. Natalie Pierre (Burlington PC)

Mr. Nolan Quinn (Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry PC)

Mr. Brian Riddell (Cambridge PC)

Mr. Adil Shamji (Don Valley East / Don Valley-Est L)

Mrs. Daisy Wai (Richmond Hill PC)

Substitutions / Membres remplaçants

Mr. John Yakabuski (Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke PC)

Clerk / Greffière

Ms. Lesley Flores

Staff / Personnel

Ms. Sandra Lopes, research officer,
Research Services