Legislative

Assembly
of Ontario

Assemblée

législative
de l’Ontario


Votes and Proceedings

Procès-verbaux

No. 123

No 123

2nd Session
41st Parliament

2e session
41e législature

Tuesday
November 21, 2017

Mardi

21 novembre 2017

9:00 A.M.
9 H
PRAYERS
PRIÈRES

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ORDRE DU JOUR

Mr. Mauro moved,

M. Mauro propose,

That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters, when the Bill is next called as a Government Order, the Speaker shall put every question necessary to dispose of the Second Reading stage of the Bill without further debate or amendment and at such time the Bill shall be Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy; and

That the Standing Committee on Justice Policy be authorized to meet on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of public hearings on the Bill; and

That the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Committee Chair, be authorized to arrange the notice of public hearings; and

That the deadline for requests to appear be 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017; and

That if not all requests can be scheduled that the Clerk of the Committee provide the Members of the Sub-committee and their designates with the list of requests to appear by 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017; and

That the Members of the Sub-committee and/or their designates prioritize and return the list to the Clerk of the Committee by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017; and

That the Clerk of the Committee distribute a draft copy of the agenda to the Committee members and their designates by Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.; and

That each witness will receive up to 5 minutes for their presentation followed by 9 minutes for questions from Committee members; and

That the deadline for written submissions be 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017; and

That the deadline for filing amendments to the Bill with the Clerk of the Committee shall be 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017; and

That the Committee be authorized to meet on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., those amendments which have not yet been moved shall be deemed to have been moved, and the Chair of the Committee shall interrupt the proceedings and shall, without further debate or amendment, put every question necessary to dispose of all remaining sections of the Bill and any amendments thereto. At this time, the Chair shall allow one 20-minute waiting period pursuant to Standing Order 129(a); and

That the Committee shall report the Bill to the House no later than Monday, December 11, 2017. In the event that the Committee fails to report the Bill on that day, the Bill shall be deemed to be passed by the Committee and shall be deemed to be reported to and received by the House; and

That, upon receiving the report of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, the Speaker shall put the question for adoption of the report forthwith, and at such time the Bill shall be Ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called that same day; and

That, when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, 2 hours of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, apportioned equally among the recognized parties. At the end of this time, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and shall put every question necessary to dispose of this stage of the Bill without further debate or amendment; and

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 81 (c), the Bill may be called more than once in the same sessional day; and

The votes on Second and Third Reading may be deferred pursuant to Standing Order 28(h); and

That, in the case of any division relating to any proceedings on the Bill, the division bell shall be limited to 5 minutes.

Debate arose and after some time,

Il s’élève un débat et après quelque temps,

During “Orders of the Day”, the Member for Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington (Mr. Hillier), having disregarded the authority of the Chair, was named by the Acting Speaker (Mr. Nicholls) and directed to withdraw from the service of the House for the balance of the sessional day.

Pendant la période « Ordre du jour », le député de Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington (M. Hillier), ayant passé outre à l’autorité du président suppléant (M. Nicholls), celui-ci l’a désigné par son nom et lui a ordonné de se retirer du service de l’Assemblée pour le reste de ce jour de session.

Debate resumed and after some time the House recessed at 10:15 a.m.

Le débat a repris et après quelque temps, à 10 h 15, la Chambre a suspendu la séance.

10:30 A.M.
10 H 30

The Speaker informed the House,

Le Président a informé la Chambre,

That the following document was tabled:-

Que le document suivant a été déposé :-

Report entitled, Nuclear Refurbishment: An Assessment of the Financial Risks of the Nuclear Refurbishment Plan from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (Sessional Paper No. 362).

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS ORALES

The House recessed at 11:44 a.m.

À 11 h 44, la Chambre a suspendu la séance.

3:00 P.M.
15 H

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

DÉPÔT DES PROJETS DE LOI

The following bill was introduced and read the first time:-

Le projet de loi suivant est présenté et lu une première fois :-

Bill 179, An Act to amend the Building Code Act, 1992, the Insurance Act and the Municipal Affairs Act in respect of flood avoidance, insurance and recovery. Mr. Natyshak.

Projet de loi 179, Loi modifiant la Loi de 1992 sur le code du bâtiment, la Loi sur les assurances et la Loi sur les affaires municipales concernant la prévention des inondations, les assurances et la reprise après une inondation. M. Natyshak.

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 Pr75, An Act to revive Jetterance Canada Limited. Ms. Wong.

PETITIONS

PÉTITIONS

Eliminating student loan interest (Sessional Paper No. P-102) Ms. Sattler.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training (Sessional Paper No. P-110) Ms. Sattler.

Film Classification Act (Sessional Paper No. P-120) Mme Gélinas.

Elevator repair (Sessional Paper No. P-138) Mr. Bradley.

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (Sessional Paper No. P-165) Mr. Wilson.

Bruce Power (Sessional Paper No. P-197) Mr. Rinaldi.

Universal Pharmacare (Sessional Paper No. P-200) Mme Gélinas.

School bus safety laws (Sessional Paper No. P-230) Mr. Clark, Mr. Nicholls and Mr. Yakabuski.

Unsafe footwear in the workplace (Sessional Paper No. P-257) Mr. Rinaldi.

Ontario opioid crisis (Sessional Paper No. P-272) Mr. Fedeli.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ORDRE DU JOUR

Opposition Day

Jour de l’opposition

Mr. Brown moved,

M. Brown propose,

Whereas, the Ontario Liberals ignored expert advice when implementing electricity that has led to an oversupply of electricity at times when the power isn’t being used in Ontario; and

Whereas, this has led to Ontario exporting electricity to Michigan and New York at prices that are less than Ontario ratepayers are paying for exactly the same power; and

Whereas, independent energy experts have put the cost to produce that carbon-free power that is being exported at more than a billion dollars for 2016 and more than $840 Million for the first nine months of 2017; and

Whereas, this means that the government stands to lose between $340 Million and $675 Million per year on the export of this electricity;

Therefore, we call on the government of Ontario to reimburse Ontario ratepayers the cost of the loss incurred by exporting this surplus electricity.

Debate arose and after some time,

Il s’élève un débat et après quelque temps,

The question was then put.

La question a ensuite été mise aux voix.

Lost on the following division:-

Rejetée par le vote suivant :-

AYES / POUR - 22

Arnott

Bailey

Brown

Cho

Clark

Coe

Fedeli

Harris

Jones

McDonell

McNaughton

Miller (Parry Sound-Muskoka)

Munro

Pettapiece

Romano

Scott

Smith

Thompson

Walker

Wilson

Yakabuski

Yurek

NAYS / CONTRE - 49

Albanese

Anderson

Baker

Ballard

Berardinetti

Bradley

Chan

Chiarelli

Colle

Coteau

Crack

Damerla

Del Duca

Delaney

Des Rosiers

Dhillon

Dickson

Dong

Duguid

Flynn

Forster

Fraser

Gélinas

Hoggarth

Hoskins

Hunter

Jaczek

Kiwala

Lalonde

Leal

Malhi

Mangat

Martins

Matthews

Mauro

McGarry

McMahon

Moridi

Naidoo-Harris

Naqvi

Potts

Qaadri

Rinaldi

Sandals

Sattler

Sousa

Thibeault

Wong

Zimmer

At 6:07 p.m., the following matters were considered in an adjournment debate.

À 18 h 07, les questions suivantes ont été examinées dans un débat d’ajournement.

Member for Huron—Bruce (Ms. Thompson) to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care – SEIU.

Member for Elgin—Middlesex—London (Mr. Yurek) to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care – Coverage of Orkambi under OHIP Plus.

The House adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

À 18 h 25, la Chambre a ajourné ses travaux.

le président

Dave Levac

Speaker

PETITIONS TABLED PURSUANT TO
STANDING ORDER 39(a)

PÉTITIONS DÉPOSÉES CONFORMÉMENT À L’ARTICLE
39a) DU RÈGLEMENT

Price of electricity (Sessional Paper No. P-1) (Tabled November 21, 2017) Ms. Thompson.

Stevenson Memorial Hospital (Sessional Paper No. P-5) (Tabled November 21, 2017) Mr. Wilson.

Wasaga Beach maintenance (Sessional Paper No. P-228) (Tabled November 21, 2017) Mr. Wilson.

Minimum wage analysis (Sessional Paper No. P-232) (Tabled November 21, 2017) Ms. Scott.

Injured workers (Sessional Paper No. P-253) (Tabled November 21, 2017) Ms. Hoggarth.

SESSIONAL PAPERS PRESENTED PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDER 40

DOCUMENTS PARLEMENTAIRES DÉPOSÉS CONFORMÉMENT À L’ARTICLE 40 DU RÈGLEMENT

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, 2017 Minister’s Annual Report on Drinking Water / Ministère de l’Environnement et de l’Action en matière de changement climatique, Rapport annuel 2017 du ministre sur l’eau potable (No. 363) (Tabled November 21, 2017).

RESPONSES TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

RÉPONSES AUX QUESTIONS ÉCRITES

Final Answers to Question Numbers: 547 and 550.

RESPONSES TO PETITIONS

RÉPONSES AUX PÉTITIONS

Ojibway Prairie Complex (Sessional Paper No. P-19):

(Tabled September 27, 2017) Mr. Hatfield.

Minimum Wage of $15 an hour (Sessional Paper No. P-21):

(Tabled September 27, 2017) Ms. DiNovo.

(Tabled September 26, 27, 2017) Ms. Forster.

The price of gasoline (Sessional Paper No. P-25):

(Tabled September 28, 2017) Mme Gélinas.

Lyme disease (Sessional Paper No. P-34):

(Tabled October 4, 2017) Ms. Fife.

(Tabled October 2, 2017) Ms. French.

La vente d’Hydro One (Document parlementaire no P-65):

(Déposée le 26 septembre 2017) M. Natyshak.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training (Sessional Paper No. P-110):

(Tabled October 2, 2017) Ms. Sattler.

Review and amend Section 27 of the EPA immediately to prohibit the establishment of new or expanded landfills (Sessional Paper No. P-149):

(Tabled September 26, 2017) Mr. Hardeman.

Industrial wind turbines (Sessional Paper No. P-167):

(Tabled October 2, 2017) Mr. Oosterhoff.

Wasaga Beach maintenance (Sessional Paper No. P-228):

(Tabled September 26, 2017) Mr. Wilson.

Proposed energy plant in Goderich (Sessional Paper No. P-243):

(Tabled September 26, 27; October 3, 2017) Ms. Thompson.

Service dogs (Sessional Paper No. P-245):

(Tabled October 2, 2017) Mr. Harris.