No. 114

No 114

Votes and Proceedings

Procès-verbaux

Legislative Assembly
of Ontario

Assemblée législative
de l’Ontario

Wednesday

March 19, 2014

Mercredi

19 mars 2014

2nd Session,
40th Parliament

2e session
40e législature

PRAYERS
PRIÈRES
9:00 A.M.
9 H

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ORDRE DU JOUR

Second Reading of Bill 153, An Act to amend the Electricity Act, 1998 with respect to a World Trade Organization decision.

Deuxième lecture du projet de loi 153, Loi modifiant la Loi de 1998 sur l'électricité en ce qui concerne une décision de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce.

Debate resumed and after some time the House recessed at 10:13 a.m.

Le débat reprend et après quelque temps, à 10 h 13, l’Assemblée a suspendu la séance.

10:30 A.M.
10 H 30

The Speaker addressed the House:-

Le Président s'adresse à l'Assemblée :-

I want to ask for the indulgence of the House for just a few minutes to address the fire drill that was conducted in this building yesterday.

While I can appreciate that it may present an inconvenience to some, fire drills are an exercise in due diligence ensuring compliance with fire regulations - something that I as Speaker am responsible for. It is an important safety exercise that is only effective if it is conducted at a time when occupancy and business is in the normal to peak range.

Having received the preliminary report of yesterday's drill, I was generally encouraged by the response and want to express sincere appreciation to the vast majority of occupants who participated.

However, I was also disappointed to learn that certain occupants, including some MPP's, declined to evacuate the building.

I cannot stress strongly enough that the purpose of these fire drills is to certify that the proper procedures are in place for your safety. They also ensure that all occupants, Members and staff alike, are fully aware of the appropriate evacuation and re-entry procedures. Non-compliance with an evacuation order, even during a drill, is a serious and in my view foolhardy infraction of fire safety guidelines.

I would hope that Members of Provincial Parliament would offer some leadership in this respect and I trust that I can be assured of full cooperation the next time.

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS ORALES

The House recessed at 11:53 a.m.

À 11 h 53, l’Assemblée a suspendu la séance.

3:00 P.M.
15 H

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 174, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Act. Mr. Miller (Hamilton East–Stoney Creek).

Projet de loi 174, Loi modifiant la Loi sur les régimes de retraite. M. Miller (Hamilton Est–Stoney Creek).

Bill 175, An Act to establish Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care Ontario and to proclaim Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Awareness Day. Mr. Colle.

Projet de loi 175, Loi créant Traitement des affections drépanocytaires et des thalassémies Ontario et proclamant la Journée de sensibilisation aux affections drépanocytaires et aux thalassémies. M. Colle.

Bill 176, An Act to enact the Burden Reduction Reporting Act, 2014 and the Partnerships for Jobs and Growth Act, 2014. Hon. Mr. Hoskins.

Projet de loi 176, Loi édictant la Loi de 2014 sur l'obligation de faire rapport concernant la réduction des fardeaux administratifs et la Loi de 2014 sur les partenariats pour la création d'emplois et la croissance. L’hon. M. Hoskins.

PETITIONS

PÉTITIONS

Disbanding the College of Trades (Sessional Paper No. P-10) Mr. McDonell.

Clarington Transformer Station (Sessional Paper No. P-90) Mr. O'Toole.

The use of Utility Transportation Vehicles on Class 2 Highways in Northern Ontario (Sessional Paper No. P-100) Mr. Vanthof.

Rent control guidelines (Sessional Paper No. P-189) Ms. Fife.

Funding the drug Esbriet (Sessional Paper No. P-196) Mr. Milligan and Mr. Natyshak.

Eliminating fees on break open tickets (Sessional Paper No. P-198) Mr. O'Toole.

Price volatility and regional price differences of gasoline. (Sessional Paper No. P-216) Mme Gélinas.

Post Stroke physiotherapy (Sessional Paper No. P-223) Mr. O'Toole.

Bill 165, Fair Minimum Wage Act, 2014 (Sessional Paper No. P-236) Ms. Wong.

Closure of Kemptville and Alfred campuses (Sessional Paper No. P-237) Mr. McDonell.

Lowering the cost of electricity (Sessional Paper No. P-241) Mr. Hillier.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ORDRE DU JOUR

Second Reading of Bill 141, An Act to enact the Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2013.

Deuxième lecture du projet de loi 141, Loi édictant la Loi de 2013 sur l'infrastructure au service de l'emploi et de la prospérité.

Debate resumed, during which the Acting Speaker (Mr. Miller (Hamilton East–Stoney Creek)) interrupted the proceedings and announced that there had been more than six and one-half hours of debate and that the debate would be deemed adjourned.

Le débat a repris. Le président suppléant (M. Miller (Hamilton-Est–Stoney Creek)) a interrompu les travaux et a annoncé qu’il y avait eu plus de six heures et demie de débat et que le débat est réputé ajourné.

The Minister of the Environment directed that the debate should continue.

Le Ministre de l'Environnement a indiqué que le débat devrait se poursuivre.

Debate resumed and after some time the House adjourned at 5:56 p.m.

Le débat reprend et après quelque temps, à 17 h 56, la chambre a ajourné ses travaux.

le président

Dave Levac

Speaker

SESSIONAL PAPERS PRESENTED PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDER 40

DOCUMENTS PARLEMENTAIRES DÉPOSÉS CONFORMÉMENT À L'ARTICLE 40 DU RÈGLEMENT

COMPENDIA:

Bill 176, An Act to enact the Burden Reduction Reporting Act, 2014 and the Partnerships for Jobs and Growth Act, 2014 (No. 319) (Tabled March 19, 2014).

RESPONSES TO PETITIONS

RÉPONSES AUX PÉTITIONS

Public Safety Related to Dogs (Sessional Paper No. P-21):

(Tabled March 6, 2014) Ms. DiNovo.

Paved shoulders on provincially-owned highways (Sessional Paper No. P-43):

(Tabled February 24, 2014) Mr. Miller (Parry Sound–Muskoka).

Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary (Sessional Paper No. P-93):

(Tabled December 3, 2013) Mr. Ouellette.

The use of Utility Transportation Vehicles on Class 2 Highways in Northern Ontario (Sessional Paper No. P-100):

(Tabled March 3, 2014) Mr. Hatfield.

(Tabled February 20, 24; March 3, 5, 2014) Mr. Vanthof.

Rent control guidelines (Sessional Paper No. P-189):

(Tabled February 19, 26, 2014) Ms. Fife.

Bill 116 regarding hand-held devices penalties (Sessional Paper No. P-193):

(Tabled February 24, 2014) Ms. Hunter.

First Responders Emergency Lights (Sessional Paper No. P-209):

(Tabled February 18, 2014) Mr. O'Toole.

(Tabled February 27, 2014) Mr. Smith.

Occupational diseases related to firefighting (Sessional Paper No. P-214):

(Tabled December 10, 2013; February 25, 2014) Mme Gélinas.

Huronia, Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centres (Sessional Paper No. P-218):

(Tabled February 18, 25; March 4, 2014) Ms. Armstrong.

Ensuring that property owners are not responsible for payment of outstanding utility arrears where they are not the consumer (Sessional Paper No. P-226):

(Tabled February 25, 2014) Mr. Fedeli.

The Ontario Jewish community (Sessional Paper No. P-231):

(Tabled February 27, 2014) Mr. Jackson.

(Tabled February 27, 2014) Mr. Smith.