Government motions

42nd Parliament, 2nd Session

A motion is a proposal an MPP makes that requires a decision from the House. The House may discuss the motion before it makes a decision. The House can agree to the motion, disagree to the motion, or amend the motion.

Here you will find the current version, stages, and outcome of motions proposed by ministers during the current session of Parliament.

 

Motion 9 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the guidelines for the television broadcast system be updated to read as follows: TELEVISION GUIDELINES The guidelines for the television coverage of the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario are as follows: 1. The television coverage of the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly should be an accurate, factual and coherent record of the legislative proceedings which is understandable to the viewing public and which does not dramatize or editorialize such proceedings. 2. The guidelines shall be enforced by the Speaker. Specific concerns of Members regarding the televising of the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly should not be raised in the House. Such concerns should be raised in private with the Speaker. The television guidelines shall stand referred to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly. The Committee shall conduct periodic reviews of the televising of the legislative proceedings and consider such matters or concerns as may be referred to the Committee by the Speaker, and it shall report its opinions and observations upon any matters referred to it. 3. The proceedings in the Legislative Chamber beginning with the Speaker’s Parade and Prayers until the adjournment of the Assembly shall be recorded, broadcast live on the Ontario Parliamentary Network and streamed over the internet. Proceedings of Standing and Select Committees in Committee Rooms 151,1 and 2, and media studio press conferences will also be recorded and streamed live over the internet and on the Ontario Parliamentary Network when the House is not meeting. 4. Only the Member who has been recognized by the Speaker shall be the primary focus of the camera shot recorded, broadcast or streamed. If approved by the House, a sign language interpreter may also appear on-screen. 5. The initial shot of the Member shall be of his or her head-and shoulders, or medium shot showing some of the Members who are seated on either side of the speaking Member. 6. When the Speaker is standing, the active camera shall always include the Speaker. A wider shot of the Chamber may be used during a division in the Chamber. 7. In Committee of the Whole House, when the Chair of the Committee of the Whole House is speaking, the active camera shall always include the Chair. A wider shot of the Chamber may be used during a division in the Chamber. 8. When the Speaker or the Chair of the Committee of the Whole House is giving a ruling or calling the House or Committee to order, the active camera should include the Speaker or the Chair. 9. Except as provided in paragraph 10, coverage of the legislative proceedings should be limited to the strict confines of the floor of the House and cameras should not deliberately record shots of public interruptions or demonstrations. When the Speaker stands to address a disruption in the public or Members galleries, only the Speaker’s microphone will be activated. 10. Medium close-up shots may be taken of any distinguished visitors sitting in the Speaker’s Gallery who are introduced by the Speaker. 11. Applause shots may be taken; however care should be taken to ensure that the decorum of the Chamber is maintained. 12. The name, constituency, portfolio and political affiliation of a Member, as the case may be, shall be shown periodically on the screen while he or she is speaking. 13. Factual information shall be shown in print across bottom of the screen from time to time to explain the proceedings. Such information should be shown only after consultation with the Clerks-at-the-Table. 14. The television content which is produced by the Legislative Assembly may be broadcast or streamed by television stations, news organizations and/or cablecast live or by means of recordings. 15. Copies of the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly may be obtained from Broadcast and Recording Service. Access to this service shall be according to the following priority: Members of the Legislative Assembly, officers and officials of the House, members of the press, and the general public. This service shall be provided free of charge. Broadcast and Recording Service will provide a link where the file can be downloaded. 16. Broadcast and Recording Service shall ensure that a complete record of the day’s proceedings is archived. This material should be kept indefinitely.

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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That the Orders for Second and Third Reading of the following Private Bills shall be called consecutively and the questions on the motions for Second and Third Reading of the Bills be put immediately without debate:- Bill Pr51, An Act to revive Adventure Learning Experiences Inc. Bill Pr52, An Act to revive 1921628 Ontario Inc. Bill Pr53, An Act to revive 1664503 Ontario Inc. Bill Pr55, An Act to revive New Edinburgh Property Management Service Ltd. Bill Pr56, An Act to revive 2238990 Ontario Inc. Bill Pr57, An Act to revive Total Pest Management Services Ltd. Bill Pr58, An Act to revive Vos Food Store Equipment Ltd. That the Member for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill (Mr. Parsa) may move the motions for Second and Third Reading of Bills Pr51, Pr52, Pr53, Pr55, Pr56, Pr57, and Pr58 on behalf of their respective sponsors.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 9, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionDecember 9, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or Special Order of the House, when the Order for Second Reading of Bill 75, An Act to proclaim the month of August as Emancipation Month is called, one hour shall be allotted to debate on the motion for Second Reading of the Bill with 20 minutes allotted to the Government, 20 minutes allotted to the Official Opposition, and 20 minutes allotted to the Independent Members as a group; and 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, if passed, the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called the same day; and That the Speaker shall immediately put the question on the motion for Third Reading without debate or amendment; and That, notwithstanding Standing Order 30(a), any division on the motions for Second or Third Reading of the Bill arising during afternoon Orders of the Day shall not be deferred.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 8, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionDecember 8, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That notwithstanding any Standing Order or Special Order of the House, when the Order for Third Reading of Bill 34, An Act to proclaim May as Anti-Asian Racism Education Month is called, and when the Order for Third Reading of Bill 58, An Act to proclaim March as Endometriosis Awareness Month is called, 29 minutes shall be allotted to debate on the motion for Third Reading of each Bill, with 12 minutes allotted to the Government, 12 minutes allotted to the Official Opposition and 5 minutes allotted to the Independent Members as a group; and 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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 6, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionDecember 6, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs be authorized to meet for up to 18 days during the winter adjournment.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 6, 2021Paul Calandramoved-
motionDecember 6, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That notwithstanding Standing Order 92, the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills be authorized to consider Bill Pr56, An Act to revive 2238990 Ontario Inc. during its meeting on December 8, 2021.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 6, 2021Paul Calandramoved-
motionDecember 6, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That notwithstanding Standing Orders 74(a) and 101(d), the Order for Second Reading of Bill 58, An Act to proclaim March as Endometriosis Awareness Month may be called today, and That one hour shall be allotted to the debate on the motion for Second Reading of the Bill with 20 minutes allotted to the Government, 20 minutes allotted to the Official Opposition and 20 minutes allotted to the Independent Members as a group; and 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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 1, 2021Paul Calandramoved-
motionDecember 1, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 101(e), the notice requirements for ballot item numbers 14 and 17 be waived.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 16, 2021Andrea Khanjinmoved-
motionNovember 16, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That immediately following the Afternoon Routine on Thursday, November 18, 2021, the House shall adjourn to allow for an unveiling ceremony to take place in the Chamber; and That the ceremony be broadcast on the ONT-PARL network and a full Hansard transcript of the ceremony be prepared; and Notwithstanding Standing Order 101(a), that ballot item numbers 12 and 13 be considered consecutively on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 during the time for Private Members’ Public Business.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 16, 2021Paul Calandramoved-
motionNovember 16, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the House pay tribute in respect of Remembrance Day.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 4, 2021Paul Calandramoved-
motionNovember 4, 2021-votecarried
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Motion 8 Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)

Whereas certain orders made pursuant to section 7.0.2 or section 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act were continued pursuant to section 2 of the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (the Act); and Whereas, pursuant to subsection 8 (1) of the Act, the powers to amend and extend the orders would have expired on July 24, 2021, the first anniversary of the day the orders were continued by the Act, if not extended pursuant to subsection 8 (2) of the Act; and Whereas, pursuant to subsection 8 (2) of the Act, the powers to amend and extend the orders may be extended only by resolution of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario; and Whereas on May 31, 2021, by resolution of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the powers to amend and extend the orders were extended to the end of the day on December 1, 2021; and Whereas the Premier has recommended that the powers to amend and extend the orders be extended further to the end of the day on March 28, 2022; Therefore, the powers to amend and extend the orders referred to in subsection 8 (1) of the Act are extended until the end of the day on March 28, 2022.

Amendment history
TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 22, 2021Sylvia Jonesmoved-
motionNovember 22, 2021-debated-
motionNovember 23, 2021-debated-
amendmentNovember 23, 2021Lindsey Parkmoved-
amendmentNovember 23, 2021-debated-
amendmentNovember 23, 2021John Yakabuskimoved closure-
amendmentNovember 23, 2021-closurecarried on division
motionNovember 23, 2021-votecarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or Special Order of the House, when the Order for Second Reading of Bill 38, An Act to amend the Remembrance Week Act, 2016 is called, that one hour shall be allotted to debate on the motion for Second Reading of the Bill with 20 minutes allotted to the Government, 20 minutes allotted to the Official Opposition, and 20 minutes allotted to the Independent Members as a group; and 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 the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called the same day; and That the Speaker shall immediately put the question on the motion for Third Reading without debate or amendment; and That, notwithstanding Standing Order 30(a), any division on the motions for Second or Third Reading of the Bill arising during afternoon Orders of the Day shall not be deferred.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 2, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionNovember 2, 2021-votecarried
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Motion 7 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, pursuant to Standing Order 7(c), the House shall continue to meet past the ordinary hour of adjournment until midnight on the following dates: Wednesday, November 3, 2021; Thursday, November 4, 2021; Monday, November 15, 2021; Tuesday, November 16, 2021; Wednesday, November 17, 2021; Thursday, November 18, 2021; Monday, November 22, 2021; Tuesday, November 23, 2021; Wednesday, November 24, 2021; Thursday, November 25, 2021; Monday, November 29, 2021; Tuesday, November 30, 2021; Wednesday, December 1, 2021; Thursday, December 2, 2021; Monday, December 6, 2021; Tuesday, December 7, 2021; Wednesday, December 8, 2021; and Thursday, December 9, 2021, for the purpose of considering government business.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 2, 2021Andrea Khanjinmoved-
motionNovember 2, 2021-votecarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That, in addition to their regularly scheduled meeting times, the following Committees be authorized to meet at the call of the Chair for the remainder of the Fall Meeting Period and any extension thereof: the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs; the Standing Committee on General Government; the Standing Committee on Justice Policy; the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly; the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills; and the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 1, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionNovember 1, 2021-votecarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That this House expresses its disapproval of, and dissociates itself from, a string of disreputable conduct by the Member for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston (Mr. Hillier) in the context of the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccines, most specifically his use of social media to post photographs and false and hurtful information about identified individuals; and This House calls on the Member for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston to publicly apologize for this behaviour and to desist from further conduct that is inappropriate and unbecoming of a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 28, 2021Paul Calandramoved-
motionOctober 28, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That the following changes be made to membership of the following Committees: On the Standing Committee on Estimates, Ms. Ghamari replaces Ms. Park; and On the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Mr. Mantha replaces Mme Gelinas; and On the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly, Mme Gelinas replaces Mr. Mantha.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 25, 2021Andrea Khanjinmoved-
motionOctober 25, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That the following changes be made to membership of the following Committees: On the Standing Committee on Estimates, Ms. Park replaces Ms. Skelly, Miss Mitas replaces Ms. McKenna; and On the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Mr. Hardeman replaces Mr. Sandhu, Mr. Bouma replaces Mr. Cho (Willowdale), Mr. Crawford replaces Mr. Piccini; and On the Standing Committee on General Government, Mr. Kanapathi replaces Ms. Ghamari, Mr. Bouma replaces Mr. Crawford; and On the Standing Committee on Government Agencies, Mr. Yakabuski replaces Mr. Bouma, Mr. Anand replaces Mr. Nicholls; and On the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, Ms. Hogarth replaces Mr. Bouma, Mr. McDonell replaces Mr. Gill, Ms. Skelly replaces Ms. Park, Mr. Pettapiece replaces Mrs. Tangri; and On the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Mr. Sandhu replaces Mr. Kramp; and On the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills, Mr. Babikian replaces Mr. Kanapathi, Mr. Coe replaces Mr. Bouma; and On the Standing Committee on Social Policy, Mr. Yurek replaces Ms. Hogarth, Mr. Anand and Mrs. Karahalios are removed; and On the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly, Ms. Scott replaces Mr. Rasheed, Ms. Ghamari replaces Miss Mitas, Mr. Yurek replaces Ms. Skelly, Mr. Kanapathi is removed; and On the Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight, Ms. Skelly replaces Ms. Park.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 20, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionOctober 20, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That Government Notice of Motion 5 be called immediately and that the question on the motion be put without debate or amendment.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 20, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionOctober 20, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Pettapiece (Perth—Wellington)

That an humble Address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor as follows:- “To the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario: We, Her Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, now assembled, beg leave to thank Your Honour for the gracious speech Your Honour has been pleased to address to us at the opening of the present Session.” Ordered, That the Address be engrossed and presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor by those Members of this House who are Members of the Executive Council.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 19, 2021Randy Pettapiecemoved-
motionOctober 19, 2021Donna Skellyseconded-
motionOctober 19, 2021-debated-
motionOctober 20, 2021-debated-
motionOctober 27, 2021-debated-
motionOctober 28, 2021-debated-
motionNovember 24, 2021-debated-
motionNovember 29, 2021-debated-
motionNovember 30, 2021-votecarried on division
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Motion 6 Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)

That the House take note of the Report on Ontario’s Third Declared Provincial Emergency from April 7, 2021 to June 2, 2021.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 20, 2021Andrea Khanjinmoved-
motionOctober 20, 2021-debated-
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Motion 5 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That a change be made to the Order of Precedence on the ballot list drawn on September 27, 2021 such that Mr. Walker assumes ballot item number 7 and that Mr. Wilson assumes ballot item number 68.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 20, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionOctober 20, 2021-question put-
motionOctober 20, 2021-votecarried
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Motion 4 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, pursuant to Standing Order 50 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 5, An Act respecting York Region Wastewater, when Bill 5 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 for Third Reading, which Order may be called that same day; and That, when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, one hour of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill with 25 minutes apportioned to the Government, 25 minutes to the Official Opposition, and 10 minutes to the Independent Members as a group. 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 30(a), any division on the motions for Second or Third Reading of the Bill arising during afternoon Orders of the Day shall not be deferred.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 18, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionOctober 18, 2021-debated-
motionOctober 18, 2021-question putvote deferred
motionOctober 19, 2021-votecarried on division
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That notwithstanding Standing Order 101(e), the notice requirements for ballot items 1 through 9 be waived; and That notwithstanding Standing Order 101(a), the House shall not meet to consider Private Members’ Public Business on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Wednesday, October 6, 2021, and Thursday, October 7, 2021; and That the following changes be made in the Order of Precedence for Private Members’ Public Business:- Mr. Fraser assumes Ballot Item number 2; Mr. Wilson assumes Ballot Item number 7.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 5, 2021Andrea Khanjinmoved-
motionOctober 5, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That Government Notice of Motion 2 shall immediately be called, and the Speaker shall immediately put the question on the motion without debate or amendment.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 5, 2021Andrea Khanjinmoved-
motionOctober 5, 2021-votecarried
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Motion 3 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That Standing Orders 45(b)(v) and 45(e) be deleted and replaced with the following: S.O. 45(b)(v) shall be limited to 2 hours on any day that the Afternoon Routine is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. S.O. 45(e) After 2 hours of debate on an Opposition Day held on a day that the Afternoon Routine is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., or at 5:50 p.m. on an Opposition Day held on a day that the Afternoon Routine is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m., the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and put the question without further debate. If a recorded vote is requested, the division bells shall be limited to 10 minutes. Such vote may not be deferred.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 21, 2021Michael Parsamoved-
motionOctober 21, 2021-debated-
motionOctober 21, 2021-votecarried on division
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Motion 2 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the Order of the House dated July 18, 2018 be rescinded, and that Bill Walker, Member for the Electoral District of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committee of the Whole House; That Lisa Gretzky, Member for the Electoral District of Windsor West, be appointed First Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House; That Percy Hatfield, Member for the Electoral District of Windsor—Tecumseh, be appointed Second Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House; and That Jennifer French, Member for the Electoral District of Oshawa, be appointed Third Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 5, 2021Andrea Khanjinmoved-
motionOctober 5, 2021-question put-
motionOctober 5, 2021-votecarried
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Motion 1 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight be reappointed with the same mandate and membership that existed prior to the prorogation of the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament, and that it resume its business at the same stage of progress as at prorogation.

Amendment history
TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 5, 2021Sylvia Jonesmoved-
motionOctober 5, 2021-debated-
amendmentOctober 5, 2021John Frasermoved-
amendmentOctober 5, 2021-debated-
amendmentOctober 7, 2021-debated-
amendmentOctober 7, 2021Goldie Ghamarimoved closure-
amendmentOctober 7, 2021-closurecarried on division
motionOctober 7, 2021-question put-
motionOctober 7, 2021-votecarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the Speech of Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor to this House be taken into consideration Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 4, 2021Paul Calandramoved-
motionOctober 4, 2021-votecarried
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