42nd Parliament, 1st Session


of Ontario


de l’Ontario

Votes and Proceedings


No. 48

No 48

1st Session
42nd Parliament

1re session
42e législature

November 14, 2018


14 novembre 2018

9:00 A.M.
9 H



Second Reading of Bill 48, An Act to amend various Acts in relation to education and child care.

Deuxième lecture du projet de loi 48, Loi modifiant diverses lois en ce qui concerne l'éducation et la garde d'enfants.

Debate resumed and after some time the House recessed at 10:14 a.m.

Le débat a repris et après quelque temps, à 10 h 14, la Chambre a suspendu la séance.

10:30 A.M.
10 H 30

The Speaker addressed the House:-

Le Président s’adresse à la Chambre :-

I wish to make a comment before we begin Question Period on the number and duration of standing ovations which have interrupted Question Period since we began this Parliament. I have heard from a number of members on this and so I wish to make a statement.

The Standing Orders do not empower the Speaker to prohibit standing ovations and I recognize that members will occasionally wish to demonstrate their approval and support for something another member has said in the House. However, the Speaker is responsible for maintaining order and decorum in the House, and members will know that their activities in this House are televised and the public is tuning in to watch the proceedings, I believe in increasing numbers. We are all accountable for our behaviour in this House.

I have made it a practice to order that the clock be stopped when it appears the standing ovations are taking away time from Question Period to the disadvantage of members on all sides of the House who might be on the list and who are anticipating the opportunity to ask a question.

I would draw to members’ attention that the National Assembly in Québec does not allow ovations or applause of any kind during their proceedings. It was a decision that they took themselves and that enhances decorum which, ultimately I would expect, enhances public respect for their members and their Parliament as a whole in the province of Québec.

I have also on occasion not been able to hear the member who has the floor, who is speaking, when there is a standing ovation. Sometimes I have not been able to see them either and that is a problem which has to be considered.

I would therefore respectfully ask members to keep their ovations to a minimum to enhance the decorum in this place.



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 des affaires d’intérêt public émanant des députés :-

Mrs. Gretzky assumes ballot item number 45;

Mr. Rakocevik assumes ballot item number 57;

The House recessed at 11:56 a.m.

À 11 h 56, la Chambre a suspendu la séance.

3:00 P.M.
15 H



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

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

Bill 55, An Act to amend various Acts with respect to the disclosure of confidential information. Mr. Crawford.

Projet de loi 55, Loi modifiant diverses lois en ce qui concerne la divulgation des renseignements personnels. M. Crawford.

Bill 56, An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act in respect of seat belts on school buses. Ms. Wynne.

Projet de loi 56, Loi modifiant le Code de la route en ce qui concerne les ceintures de sécurité dans les autobus scolaires. Mme Wynne.

The following Bills were introduced, read the first time and referred to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills:-

Les projets de loi suivants sont présentés, lus une première fois et renvoyés au Comité permanent des règlements et des projets de loi d’intérêt privé :-

Bill Pr3, An Act to revive Brownwood Holdings Limited. Mr. Baber.

Bill Pr4, An Act to revive 850148 Ontario Inc. Ms. Wynne.



Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (Sessional Paper No. P-1) Mr. Mantha.

Health and physical education curriculum (Sessional Paper No. P-2) Ms. Stiles.

Implementing minimum wage (Sessional Paper No. P-4) Ms. Andrew and Mr. Burch.

Sanctions for any person convicted under any of sections 83.18 to 83.221 of the Criminal Code of Canada (Sessional Paper No. P-62) Mr. Crawford, Mrs. Karahalios, Mr. Sabawy and Mr. Smith (Peterborough—Kawartha).



Third Reading of Bill 34, An Act to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009 and to amend the Electricity Act, 1998, the Environmental Protection Act, the Planning Act and various other statutes.

Troisième lecture du projet de loi 34, Loi abrogeant la Loi de 2009 sur l'énergie verte et modifiant la Loi de 1998 sur l'électricité, la Loi sur la protection de l'environnement, la Loi sur l'aménagement du territoire et diverses autres lois.

Debate resumed and after some time,

Le débat a repris et après quelque temps,

At 6:01 p.m., the following matters were considered in an adjournment debate.

À 18 h 01, les questions suivantes ont été examinées dans un débat d’ajournement.

Member for Ottawa Centre (Mr. Harden) to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General – Pro Bono Ontario Funding.

Member for Kitchener Centre (Ms. Lindo) to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services – Black Youth Action Plan and Anti-Racism Directorate.

Member for Guelph (Mr. Schreiner) to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks – Protecting the Greenbelt and climate targets that meet the Paris Agreement.

The House adjourned at 6:31 p.m.

À 18 h 31, la Chambre a ajourné ses travaux.

le président

Ted Arnott




Transit fare integration (Sessional Paper No. P-16):

(Tabled September 20, 2018) Mrs. Martow.

Toronto municipal elections (Sessional Paper No. P-18):

(Tabled September 20, 2018) Ms. Shaw.