Votes and Proceedings
February 26, 2013
26 février 2013
ORDERS OF THE DAY
ORDRE DU JOUR
Motion for an Address in Reply to the Speech of His Honour the Lieutenant Governor at the Opening of the Session.
Debate resumed and after some time the House recessed at 10:15 a.m.
Le débat reprend et après quelque temps, à 10 h 15, l’Assemblée a suspendu la séance.
10 H 30
The House recessed at 11:39 a.m.
À 11 h 39, l’Assemblée a suspendu la séance.
The Speaker informed the House of the following changes in the Order of Precedence for Private Members’ Public Business:-
Le Président a informé la Chambre des changements suivants dans l’ordre de priorité pour les affaires émanant des députés :-
Mr. Dunlop assumes ballot item number 8 and
Mr. McNaughton assumes ballot item number 47.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
DÉPÔT DES PROJETS DE LOI
The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:-
Les projets de loi suivants sont présentés et lus une première fois :-
Bill 11, An Act to amend the Ambulance Act with respect to air ambulance services. Hon. Ms. Matthews.
Projet de loi 11, Loi modifiant la Loi sur les ambulances en ce qui concerne les services d’ambulance aériens. L’hon. Mme Matthews.
Bill 12, An Act to amend various statutes with respect to worker safety at service stations. Mr. Colle.
Projet de loi 12, Loi modifiant diverses lois en ce qui a trait à la sécurité des travailleurs dans les stations-service. M. Colle.
The following Bill was introduced, read the first time and referred to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills:-
Le projet de loi suivant est présenté, lu une première fois et renvoyé au Comité permanent des règlements et des projets de loi d’intérêt privé :-
Bill Pr11, An Act respecting The Royal Conservatory of Music. Mrs. Cansfield.
Public and municipal approvals and a moratorium on industrial wind farm development (Sessional Paper No. P-1) Mr. Milligan.
A moratorium on landfill construction (Sessional Paper No. P-3) Mr. Hardeman.
Exempting old vehicle collectors from Drive Clean testing (Sessional Paper No. P-6) Mr. O'Toole.
Grant powers to the Ombudsman (Sessional Paper No. P-12) Mme Gélinas.
High gas prices in Ontario (Sessional Paper No. P-13) Mr. Ouellette.
Springwater Provincial Park (Sessional Paper No. P-15) Mr. Wilson.
The wpdCanada Fairview wind project (Sessional Paper No. P-16) Mr. Wilson.
Building the Air-Rail Link (Sessional Paper No. P-19) Ms. DiNovo.
Safer Families Program (Sessional Paper No. P-20) Mr. Delaney.
Public Safety Related to Dogs (Sessional Paper No. P-21) Ms. DiNovo.
The portability principle of the Canada Health Act and out-of-country emergency reimbursement rates (Sessional Paper No. P-22) Mr. Fedeli.
Provincial gasoline tax revenues. (Sessional Paper No. P-23) Mr. Yakabuski.
ORDERS OF THE DAY
ORDRE DU JOUR
Jour de l'opposition
Ms. MacLeod moved,
Mme MacLeod propose,
That, in the opinion of this House, Ontario students and their parents deserve a world class education system with the best and brightest teachers that includes extra-curricular and co-curricular activities that are free from disruptions;
And whereas, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities enrich our children's learning experience and the McGuinty-Wynne government have been unable to ensure that these programs are protected in our schools;
And whereas, despite enacting and then repealing Bill 115, the Putting Students First Act which imposed union contracts on teachers and education workers, the government has not been able to ensure stability in Ontario's schools;
And whereas, the House believes that teachers in our classrooms should be hired because they are the best qualified to teach our students rather than being hired based on seniority; therefore,
The Premier and the Minister of Education should, within 72 hours of the passage of this motion, send a letter to all Directors of Education, Trustees of District School Boards and the union leaders at the Central offices and Local offices of all the provincial teachers' unions, that expresses the will of this duly and democratically elected Legislature that:
• The Government should introduce legislation that amends a teachers' job description to re-include certain co-instructional activities that the Liberal government removed. Said co-instructional activities to be re-introduced into a teacher’s legislated job description shall include, but not be limited to: timely and fully completed report cards; meeting with parents outside classroom hours; attending staff meetings; marking assignments; and helping students with remediation, special needs and extra work after school;
• That union leaders should no longer tell front-line teachers how those teachers may use their personal time both inside of or outside of the school day, including but not limited to: volunteering; helping students; supervising, performing or organizing extra-curricular or co-curricular activities; and that, contravening the aforementioned shall be considered by this House an abuse of union power and that those involved in such tactics should be referred to the Ministry of Labour for investigation for engaging in illegal labour action under Ontario's Labour Relations Act and subject to fines; and that, if fined, they should be reported to the Ontario College of Teachers for workplace harassment and conduct unbecoming of a teaching professional;
• That the Liberal government, through an order-in-council, should repeal all aspects of the controversial Ontario Regulation 274/12, Hiring Practices, that was instated on September 12, 2012. By repealing this regulation the Government recognizes that they have hindered student success by preventing principals in our schools to hire the best qualified teacher for the job.
Debate arose and after some time,
Il s’élève un débat et après quelque temps,
Lost on the following division:-
Rejetée par le vote suivant :-
AYES / POUR - 35
Miller (Parry Sound–Muskoka)
NAYS / CONTRE - 62
Miller (Hamilton East–Stoney Creek)
The House adjourned at 6:02 p.m.
À 18 h 02, la chambre a ajourné ses travaux.
PETITIONS TABLED PURSUANT TO
PÉTITIONS DÉPOSÉES CONFORMÉMENT À L'ARTICLE
Supporting the Community Energy Act (Sessional Paper No. P-14) (Tabled February 26, 2013) Mrs. Albanese.
Voting to repeal Bill 115, the Putting Students First Act, 2012 (Sessional Paper No. P-18) (Tabled February 26, 2013) Ms. Armstrong.
SESSIONAL PAPERS PRESENTED PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDER 40
DOCUMENTS PARLEMENTAIRES DÉPOSÉS CONFORMÉMENT À L'ARTICLE 40 DU RÈGLEMENT
Bill 11, An Act to amend the Ambulance Act with respect to air ambulance services (No. 5) (Tabled February 26, 2013).