39th Parliament, 2nd Session

No. 84

No 84

Votes and Proceedings


Legislative Assembly
of Ontario

Assemblée législative
de l’Ontario


February 23, 2011


23 février 2011

2nd Session,
39th Parliament

2e session
39e législature

9:00 A.M.
9 H



Ms. Smith moved,

Mme Smith propose,

That the Minister of Finance be authorized to pay the salaries of the civil servants and other necessary payments relating to the Legislative Offices pending the voting of supply for the period commencing February 23, 2011 and ending on March 31, 2011, such payments to be charged to the proper appropriation for the 2010/2011 fiscal year, following the voting of supply.

After some time, there being no further debate, the question having been put, the motion was declared carried.

Après quelque temps, comme il n’y a plus de débat, la motion, mise aux voix, est déclarée adoptée.

The House recessed at 10:13 a.m.

À 10 h 13, l’Assemblée a suspendu la séance.

10:30 A.M.
10 H 30



The House recessed at 11:42 a.m.

À 11 h 42, l’Assemblée a suspendu la séance.

3:00 P.M.
15 H

Ms. Smith delivered to the Speaker a message from His Honour the Lieutenant Governor signed by his own hand, and the said message was read by the Speaker and is as follows:-


The Lieutenant Governor transmits Estimates of certain sums required for the services of the Province for the year ending 31st March 2011 and recommends them to the Legislative Assembly.

Le lieutenant-gouverneur transmet les prévisions des dépenses visant les montants nécessaires au fonctionnement de la province pour l'exercice se terminant le 31 mars 2011 et les recommande à l'Assemblée législative.

Toronto, February 22nd, 2011.

Toronto, le 22 février 2011.

(Sessional Paper No. 388, Office of the Assembly, Office of the Auditor General, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Ombudsman Ontario).

(Document parlementaire no 388, Bureau de l'Assemblée législative, Bureau du vérificateur général, Bureau du directeur général des élections, Ombudsman Ontario).

Ordered, That the message of the Lieutenant Governor together with the Estimates accompanying same be deemed to be referred to the Standing Committee on Estimates pursuant to Standing Order 59.

The Speaker addressed the House as follows:-

Le Président s'adresse à l'Assemblée comme suit:-

I beg leave to inform the House that I have today laid upon the Table a report from the Ombudsman entitled, Response to Request for Information from the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, February 2011 (Sessional Paper No. 386) (Tabled February 23, 2011).



The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:-

Les projets de loi suivants sont présentés et lus une première fois:-

Bill 151, An Act to enact the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011 and to amend the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, 1994. Hon. Mr. Gravelle.

Projet de loi 151, Loi édictant la Loi de 2011 sur la modernisation du régime de tenure forestière en Ontario et modifiant la Loi de 1994 sur la durabilité des forêts de la Couronne. L’hon. M. Gravelle.

Bill 152, An Act to enact a Bill of Rights for small business. Mrs. Munro.

Projet de loi 152, Loi édictant une Charte des droits pour les petites entreprises. Mme Munro.

Bill 153, An Act to amend the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 to change the date on which the term of offices begins and to make related amendments. Mr. Lalonde.

Projet de loi 153, Loi modifiant la Loi de 1996 sur les élections municipales pour changer la date de commencement des mandats et apporter des modifications connexes. M. Lalonde.



Petition relating to making PET scans available through the Sudbury Regional Hospital (Sessional Paper No. P-14) Mme Gélinas.

Petition relating to requesting an amendment to the Children's Law Reform Act (Sessional Paper No. P-19) Mr. Naqvi.

Petition relating to cuts to frontline healthcare at pharmacies (Sessional Paper No. P-52) Mr. O'Toole.

Petition relating to banning the use of replacement workers during a strike (Sessional Paper No. P-72) Mme Gélinas.

Petition relating to reinstating the 2% base funding increase in the Developmental Services sector (Sessional Paper No. P-89) Mrs. Munro.

Petition relating to the diagnosis and treatment of CCSVI (Sessional Paper No. P-123) Mme Gélinas.

Petition relating to smart meters (Sessional Paper No. P-147) Mr. Ouellette.

Petition relating to exempting electricity from the HST (Sessional Paper No. P-159) Mr. Kormos.

Petition relating to contamination of the Oak Ridges Moraine (Sessional Paper No. P-166) Mr. O'Toole.

Petition relating to proposed development of properties in Township of Russell (Sessional Paper No. P-176) Mr. Lalonde.

Petition relating to enacting Bill 115, Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery Act, 2010 (Sessional Paper No. P-179) Mr. Leal and Mr. Levac.

Petition relating to the Ontario Human Rights Code (Sessional Paper No. P-183) Mr. Arnott.

Pétition concernant le Commissaire aux services en francais (document parlementaire no P-184) Mme Gélinas.



Mr. Bradley moved,

M. Bradley propose,

That a Select Committee on the proposed transaction of the TMX Group and the London Stock Exchange Group be appointed to consider and report its observations and recommendations concerning the impact and net benefit to Canada, including Ontario, its economy and people, Toronto's financial services sector and Northern Ontario's mining industries.

In order to develop its recommendations, the Committee will:

a. invite both parties to the transaction to appear, specifically: TMX Group, and London Stock Exchange;

b. by March 10, 2011, conduct at least 2 days and no more than 4 days of public hearings in Toronto and allow participation from across Ontario and Canada via web conference, teleconference or videoconference and by written submissions due by March 10, 2011;

c. consider the role of the TMX Group in today's capital markets and how this might evolve;

d. consider the emergence around the world of consolidation amongst exchanges and the outcome and implications of these consolidations;

e. identify the role to be played by Ontario's financial sector in the proposed transaction, including management, regulation, direction, location of activities, listing of stocks, clearing and software development;

f. evaluate the short and long term impact of the proposed transaction on number and quality of jobs in Ontario;

g. consider the effect of the proposed transaction on future investment in Ontario, including the mining sector;

h. examine opportunities in the proposed transaction to strengthen Ontario's role as a financial services centre, and consider potential risks

That the Committee shall present or, if the House is not sitting, shall release by depositing with the Clerk of the House, its final report to the Assembly by April 7, 2011;

That the Committee have the authority to meet at Queen's Park on March 2, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., March 9 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to call for persons, papers and things; to employ counsel and staff; and, as the Committee deems relevant to its terms of reference, to commission reports; and

That the Committee may meet at the call of the Chair for report writing; and

That the Committee may examine any other matter it deems relevant to its terms of reference; and

That the Committee be composed of the following members: Mr. Phillips (Chair), Mr. Klees (Vice-Chair), Mr. Arthurs, Mrs. Albanese, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Van Bommel, Mr. Zimmer, Mr. Shurman and Mr. Bisson.

After some time,

Après quelque temps,

Mr. Bisson moved that the motion be amended as follows:-

By adding clause c.1 as follows:-

c.1 Conduct up to four days of travel for the purpose of holding public hearings in Ontario’s mining communities; this travel to take place during one or more of the recess periods between March 10 and May 5;

And by deleting the words “its final report to the Assembly by April 7, 2011” and replacing them with:-

an interim report to the Assembly by March 10, 2011 and its final report to the Assembly by June 2, 2011;

And by adding after the words “to commission reports; and” the following:-

that the dates, location and times for the public meetings in Ontario’s mining communities be established by subcommittee;

The debate continued and, after some time, there being no further debate, the amendment to the motion, was declared lost.

Le débat se poursuit et après quelque temps, comme il n’y a plus de débat, l’amendement à la motion, mise aux voix, est déclarée rejetée.

The question on the main motion, was then carried.

La motion principale, après avoir été mise aux voix, est adoptée.

Ms. Smith moved, That the House do now adjourn.

Mme Smith propose que l'Assemblée ajourne les débats maintenant.

The question, having been put on the motion, was declared carried.

Cette motion, mise aux voix, est déclarée adoptée.

The House then adjourned at 5:29 p.m.

À 17 h 29, la chambre a ensuite ajourné ses travaux.

le président

Steve Peters





Bill 151, An Act to enact the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011 and to amend the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, 1994 (No. 389) (Tabled February 23, 2011).

Social Benefits Tribunal / Tribunal de l'aide sociale, 2009-2010 Annual Report / rapport annuel 2009-2010 (No. 387) (Tabled February 23, 2011).


Final Answers to Question Number: 224.