Government motions

42nd Parliament, 1st 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.

Status of Business

État des travaux

1st Session,
42nd Parliament

1re session,
42e législature

[September 19, 2018]

Section 6A

Section 6A

Motions and Resolutions

Motions et résolutions

[6A – Government Motions / 6A – Motions émanant du gouvernement]

[6B – Private Members’ Motions / Motions émanant des députés]

[6C – Special Debates – Débats spéciaux]

Explanatory note:

Motions are listed chronologically by introduction/Tabling date.

Motions preceded by a “§“ were moved without notice.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That the Speech of Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor to this House be taken into consideration Monday, July 16, 2018.

Moved and carried July 12, 2018.

§        Mr. Downey — Resolution — 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.”

Moved July 16, 2018. Seconded by Ms. Ghamari. Debated July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2018. Deferred vote July 19, 2018. Carried on division July 19, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That, notwithstanding Standing Order 98(a), the House shall not meet to consider Private Members’ Public Business on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Moved and carried July 16, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That Rick Nicholls, Member for the Electoral District of Chatham-Kent—Leamington, 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.

Moved and carried July 18, 2018.

1.         Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That, in the opinion of this House, the current government is a government for the people with a clear mandate to pursue policies that put more money in people’s pockets; create and protect jobs; address the hydro crisis; reduce hospital wait times; and restore accountability and trust in government.

Filed July 23, 2018. Moved July 24, 2018. Debated July 24, 26, 30, 31; August 1, 2018.

2.         Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 2, An Act respecting Hydro One Limited, the termination of the White Pines Wind Project and the labour disputes between York University and Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3903, when Bill 2 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, 1 hour and 7 minutes shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, with 30 minutes apportioned to each of the recognized parties, 5 minutes apportioned to one Liberal party independent member, and 2 minutes apportioned to the Green party independent member. 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, except in the case of a recorded division arising from morning Orders of the Day, pursuant to Standing Order 9(c), no deferral of the Second Reading or Third Reading vote shall be permitted; and

That, in the case of any division relating to any proceedings on the Bill, the division bell shall be limited to five minutes, except that the division bell for the vote on the motion for Third Reading shall be 15 minutes.

Filed July 23, 2018. Moved July 24, 2018. Debated and vote deferred July 24, 2018. Carried on division July 24, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That the requirement for notice be waived for ballot item numbers 1 through 6 in the Order of Precedence for Private Members’ Public Business.

Moved and carried July 24, 2018.

3.         Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108, the following Standing Committees be appointed for the duration of the 42nd Parliament and that the membership of these Committees be as follows:

Standing Committee on Estimates: Mr. Gates; Mr. Tabuns; Ms. Stiles; Mr. Lecce; Mrs. Martow; Mr. Pettapiece; Ms. Park; Ms. Dunlop; Ms. McKenna; Mr. Cho (Willowdale); Mr. Fraser.

Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs: Mr. Crawford; Mr. Roberts; Mr. Downey; Ms. Skelly; Mr. Piccini; Mr. Cho (Willowdale); Mr. Arthur; Mr. Mamakwa; Ms. Shaw.

Standing Committee on General Government: Mr. Smith (Peterborough––Kawartha); Ms. Kusendova; Mr. Sandhu; Mr. Coe; Mr. Kanapathi; Ms. Hogarth; Mr. Kramp; Ms. Bell; Mr. Glover; Mrs. Stevens; Mr. Schreiner.

Standing Committee on Government Agencies: Mr. Cuzzetto; Mr. Ke; Mr. Nicholls; Mr. Baber; Ms. Khanjin; Mrs. Fee; Mr. Roberts; Mr. Vanthof; Mr. Natyshak; Ms. Andrew; Mme Lalonde.

Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Mr. Gill; Mr. Babikian; Ms. Park; Mr. Sarkaria; Mr. Romano; Mr. Baber; Ms. Dunlop; Ms. Singh (Brampton Centre); Miss Taylor; Mr. Yarde; Mme Des Rosiers.

Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly: Ms. Mitas; Ms. McKenna; Mr. Bailey; Ms. Simard; Mr. Thanigasalam; Mr. Oosterhoff; Ms. Berns-McGown; Mr. Hassan; Mr. Singh (Brampton East).

Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Mr. Miller (Parry Sound—Muskoka); Ms. Surma; Mr. McDonell; Mr. Parsa; Mrs. Wai; Ms. Ghamari; Ms. Fife; Ms. Sattler; Ms. Morrison.

Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills: Mr. Bouma; Mr. Rasheed; Mr. Hillier; Mr. Pang; Mr. Barrett; Mr. Harris; Mr. Miller (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek); Ms. Lindo; Mr. West.

Standing Committee on Social Policy: Mrs. Tangri; Mr. Anand; Ms. Triantafilopoulos; Mrs. Karahalios; Mrs. Martin; Mrs. Fee; Mr. Baber; Ms. Begum; Mr. Burch; Mr. Harden; Mr. Gravelle.

Mr. Lecce moved — That the motion be amended as follows:

On the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly: Mr. Coteau and Mr. Harris be added.

On the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills: Ms. Hunter and Mr. Sandhu be added.

On the Standing Committee on Estimates: Ms. Stiles be replaced by Ms. Monteith-Farrell; and

On the Standing Committee on Government Agencies: Ms. Andrew be replaced by Ms. Stiles.

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order 108, the following Standing Committees be appointed for the duration of the 42nd Parliament and that the membership of these Committees be as follows:

Standing Committee on Estimates: Mr. Gates; Mr. Tabuns; Ms. Monteith-Farrell; Mr. Lecce; Mrs. Martow; Mr. Pettapiece; Ms. Park; Ms. Dunlop; Ms. McKenna; Mr. Cho (Willowdale); Mr. Fraser.

Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs: Mr. Crawford; Mr. Roberts; Mr. Downey; Ms. Skelly; Mr. Piccini; Mr. Cho (Willowdale); Mr. Arthur; Mr. Mamakwa; Ms. Shaw.

Standing Committee on General Government: Mr. Smith (Peterborough––Kawartha); Ms. Kusendova; Mr. Sandhu; Mr. Coe; Mr. Kanapathi; Ms. Hogarth; Mr. Kramp; Ms. Bell; Mr. Glover; Mrs. Stevens; Mr. Schreiner.

Standing Committee on Government Agencies: Mr. Cuzzetto; Mr. Ke; Mr. Nicholls; Mr. Baber; Ms. Khanjin; Mrs. Fee; Mr. Roberts; Mr. Vanthof; Mr. Natyshak; Ms. Stiles; Mme Lalonde.

Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Mr. Gill; Mr. Babikian; Ms. Park; Mr. Sarkaria; Mr. Romano; Mr. Baber; Ms. Dunlop; Ms. Singh (Brampton Centre); Miss Taylor; Mr. Yarde; Mme Des Rosiers.

Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly: Ms. Mitas; Ms. McKenna; Mr. Bailey; Ms. Simard; Mr. Thanigasalam; Mr. Oosterhoff; Ms. Berns-McGown; Mr. Hassan; Mr. Singh (Brampton East); Mr. Coteau; Mr. Harris.

Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Mr. Miller (Parry Sound—Muskoka); Ms. Surma; Mr. McDonell; Mr. Parsa; Mrs. Wai; Ms. Ghamari; Ms. Fife; Ms. Sattler; Ms. Morrison.

Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills: Mr. Bouma; Mr. Rasheed; Mr. Hillier; Mr. Pang; Mr. Barrett; Mr. Harris; Mr. Miller (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek); Ms. Lindo; Mr. West; Ms. Hunter; Mr. Sandhu.

Standing Committee on Social Policy: Mrs. Tangri; Mr. Anand; Ms. Triantafilopoulos; Mrs. Karahalios; Mrs. Martin; Mrs. Fee; Mr. Baber; Ms. Begum; Mr. Burch; Mr. Harden; Mr. Gravelle.

Filed July 25, 2018. Moved July 26, 2018. Amendment moved by Mr. Lecce July 26, 2018. Amendment carried July 26, 2018. Motion, as amended, carried July 26, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) —That the following schedule for Committee meetings be established for the 42nd Parliament:

Standing Committee on Estimates may meet on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and following Routine Proceedings to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, following Routine Proceedings until 6:00 p.m.

Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs may meet on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Standing Committee on General Government may meet on Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Standing Committee on Government Agencies may meet on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Standing Committee on Justice Policy may meet on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly may meet on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Standing Committee on Public Accounts may meet on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills may meet on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Standing Committee on Social Policy may meet on Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Moved and carried August 1, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That the following change be made to membership of the following Committee:

On the Standing Committee on Social Policy, Mr. Sabawy replaces Mr. Baber.

Moved and carried August 1, 2018.

§        Mr. Walker —That the following changes be made in the Order of Precedence for Private Members’ Public Business:-

Mme Gélinas assumes ballot item number 68;

Ms. Armstrong  assumes ballot item number 8;

Mr. Walker  assumes ballot item number 10;

Ms. Surma assumes ballot item number 35;

Ms. Hunter  assumes ballot item number 21;

Mr. Gravelle  assumes ballot item number 39; and

That the requirement for notice be waived for ballot item numbers 7 through 12.

Moved and carried August 1, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That the meeting schedule of the House for Wednesday August 8, 2018, as set out in Standing Order 8(a) be revised by substituting “1:00 p.m.” and “l:05 p.m.” for “3:00 p.m.” and “3:05 p.m.”, respectively.

Moved and carried August 7, 2018.

4.         Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 5, An Act to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, 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, 1 hour shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill, with 30 minutes apportioned to the government, 10 minutes to Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, 10 minutes to the Liberal party independent members and 10 minutes apportioned to the Green party independent member. 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, except in the case of a recorded division arising from morning Orders of the Day, pursuant to Standing Order 9(c), no deferral of the Second Reading or Third Reading vote shall be permitted; and

That, in the case of any division relating to any proceedings on the Bill, the division bell shall be limited to five minutes, except that the division bell for the vote on the motion for Third Reading shall be 15 minutes.

Mr. Bisson moved — That the motion be amended by deleting everything after “ordered” in the first paragraph and replacing with:

“to the Standing Committee on General Government; and

That the Standing Committee on General Government be authorized to meet on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 following with regard to Bill 5:

· Notice of public hearings on the Ontario parliamentary channel, the Legislative Assembly’s website and Canada NewsWire; and

· That the deadline for requests to appear be 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018; and

· That witnesses be scheduled to appear before the Committee on a first-come, first-served basis; and

· That each witness will receive up to nine minutes for their presentation followed by six minutes for questions from Committee members divided equally amongst the recognized parties; and

That the deadline for written submissions be 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018; and

That the deadline for filing amendments to the Bill with the Clerk of the Committee shall be 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018; and

That the Committee be authorized to meet on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and

That on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 5:30 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 the 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 Thursday, August 30, 2018. 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 General Government, 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, one hour of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill with 30 minutes apportioned to the Government, 20 minutes to the Official Opposition, seven minutes to the independent Liberal Party members and three minutes to the independent Green Party member. 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, except in the case of a recorded division arising from morning Orders of the Day, pursuant to Standing Order 9(c), no deferral of the Second Reading or Third Reading vote shall be permitted; and

That, in the case of any division relating to any proceedings on the Bill, the division bell shall be limited to five minutes, except that the division bell for the vote on the motion for Third Reading shall be 15 minutes.”

Mr. Vanthof moved — That the amendment be amended by deleting “That, except in the case of a recorded division arising from morning Orders of the Day, pursuant to Standing Order 9(c), no deferral of the Second Reading or Third Reading vote shall be permitted; and” and replacing with:

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

Filed August 8, 2018. Moved August 9, 2018. Debated August 9 and 13, 2018. Amendment moved by Mr. Bisson August 9, 2018. Amendment to amendment moved by Mr. Vanthof August 9, 2018. Amendment to amendment vote deferred August 9, 2018. Amendment to amendment lost on division August 9, 2018. Amendment vote deferred August 13, 2018. Amendment lost on division August 14, 2018. Motion carried on division August 14, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That the meeting schedule of the House for Tuesday August 14, 2018, as set out in Standing Order 8(a) be revised by substituting “1:00 p.m.” and “l:05 p.m.” for “3:00 p.m.” and “3:05 p.m.”, respectively.

Moved and carried August 13, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 24, 2018.

Moved and carried on division August 14, 2018.

5.         Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That for the duration of the 42nd Parliament the Standing Orders be amended as follows:

That Standing Order 6(b) be amended by deleting the word “eight” and replacing it with the word “twelve”; and

That Standing Order 35(e) be amended by adding the words “and one independent member may comment for up to five minutes.”; and

That Standing Order 43(a)(v) be amended by adding the words “or any other day that Routine Proceedings is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.”; and

That Standing Order 43(d) be amended by deleting the word “Monday” and replacing it with the words “Monday or any other day that Routine Proceedings is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.”; and

That Standing Order 47(b) be amended by adding the words “A motion to adjourn the House may not be moved during this debate, except upon unanimous consent of the House.”; and

That Standing Order 98(e) be deleted.

Mme Gélinas moved — That the motion be amended by deleting everything after “That” in the first paragraph and replacing with:

“a Select Committee on Modernizing the Standing Orders be appointed to consider and report to the House its observations and recommendations with respect to proposed changes to the Standing Orders that would better serve the democratic interests of the people of Ontario.

That in developing its strategy and recommendations, the Committee shall focus on the following:

Measures that reflect the Government’s right to carry out its agenda and opposition parties’ responsibility to hold the Government to account

That the Committee shall have the authority to call for persons, papers and things, and generally shall have such duties and powers as are required to carry out its mandate;

That the Committee be composed of five members from the Government, one of which shall be the Chair, two members of the Official Opposition, one Liberal Independent member and one Green Independent; and

That the Committee shall report back to the House by no later than February 28, 2019.”

Mme Des Rosiers moved — That the amendment to the motion be amended by adding at the end:

“That, pending the work of the Select Committee on Modernizing the Standing Orders,

Standing Order 24(b) is deleted and the following substituted:

24(b) Notwithstanding clause (a), at the commencement of any debate set out in this Standing Order, the first speaker for any recognized Party in the House may speak for not more than 60 minutes, an Independent Liberal Member may speak for 30 minutes and a Green Independent member may speak for 5 minutes:

(i) debate on Second Reading of a government bill;

(ii) debate on Third Reading of a government bill;

(iii) debate on the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

(iv) debate on the Budget motion;

(v) debate on any other substantive government motion.

Standing Order 24(d) is amended by adding after the word “Party”, “and any Liberal Independent member may divide his or her time among any other of the Liberal Independent members.”

Standing Order 24 is amended by adding the following clause:

(f) In conducting any debate under this Standing Order, the Speaker shall have regard to the rotation recommendation set out in section 1 of the Schedule to the Standing Orders.

Standing Order 31(c) is deleted and the following substituted:

31(c) One Liberal Independent Member shall be entitled to make one Members’ Statement each day, except that once every 8 sessional days, such statement shall instead be allotted to the Green Independent Member.

Standing Order 33(c) is amended by adding at the end of the first line “and to each Independent member”.

Standing Order 37(i) is deleted and the following substituted:

37(i) The Speaker has the discretion to permit an independent member to participate in Oral Questions. In exercising this discretion, the Speaker shall have regard to the rotation recommendation set out in section 2 of the Schedule to the Standing Orders.

Standing Order 43(a)(iii) and (iv) are deleted and the following substituted:

(iii) shall be distributed such that the Official Opposition is entitled to designate 4 days, and the Liberal Independents may designate 1 day;

(iv) shall be taken up upon the commencement of Orders of the Day in the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, as the case may be, the time available being apportioned such that the Independent members shall have 20% of the available time, to be divided among them at their discretion, with the remaining time apportioned equally among the recognized Parties in the House; the time for a reply by the mover of the motion shall be included in the time apportioned to the Party of which the mover is a member, or to the Independent members, as the case may be;

Standing Order 44(a) is deleted and the following substituted:

44(a) In any Session, upon proper notice, the Official Opposition is entitled to not more than three motions of want of confidence in the government; the recognized Party having the third largest membership in the House is entitled to not more than two such motions, any other recognized Party to one, and the Independent Liberals to one.

Standing Order 47(b) is amended by deleting the words “apportioned equally among the recognized parties” and substituting “apportioned such that the Independent members shall have 20% of the available time, to be divided among them at their discretion, with the remaining time apportioned equally among the recognized Parties in the House”.

Standing Order 54 is amended by adding after the word “Parties”, “and to each Independent member”.

Standing Order 63(d) is amended by deleting the words “apportioned equally among the recognized parties” and substituting “apportioned such that the Independent members shall have 20% of the available time, to be divided among them at their discretion, with the remaining time apportioned equally among the recognized Parties in the House”.

Standing Order 64 is amended by deleting the words “apportioned equally among the recognized parties” and substituting “apportioned such that the Independent members shall have 20% of the available time, to be divided among them at their discretion, with the remaining time apportioned equally among the recognized Parties in the House”.

Standing Order 67(b) is amended by deleting the words “apportioned equally among the recognized parties” and substituting “apportioned such that the Independent members shall have 20% of the available time, to be divided among them at their discretion, with the remaining time apportioned equally among the recognized Parties in the House”.

Standing Order 77(a) is amended by adding “and to all Independent members”.

Standing Order 98(a) is amended by adding the following sub-clause:

(ii.1) A period of 8 minutes allotted to the Liberal Independent members, and a period of 4 minutes allotted to the Green Independent member.

Standing Order 98(a)(iv) is deleted.

Standing Order 113 is amended by adding the following clause:

113(e.1) A Liberal Independent Member on any committee may provide written notification to the Clerk of the Committee, before or within the first 30 minutes of a Committee meeting being called to order, that another Liberal Independent member will be temporarily substituting for all or part of a committee meeting.

Standing Order 125 is deleted and the following substituted:

125. Following the election of a Chair and Vice-Chair at its first meeting in each Session, a Standing Committee shall appoint a Sub-committee on Committee Business, consisting of the Chair of the Standing Committee as Chair, one member from each of the recognized Parties on the Committee and for those committees whose membership includes an Independent Liberal, that member, to meet from time to time at the call of the Chair or at the request of any member thereof and to report to the Committee on the business of the Committee.

The following Schedule to the Standing Orders is added:

SCHEDULE

1. Recommended rotation during debates under Standing Order 24

Government; Official Opposition; Liberal Independent member; Government; Official Opposition; Green Independent member (“bankable” in accordance with the Speaker’s statement given on July 19, 2018), then repeat the rotation.

2. Recommended rotation during Oral Questions

Official Opposition - 1 question and 2 supplementary questions

Official Opposition - 1 question and 2 supplementary questions

Liberal Independent member - 1 question and 1 supplementary question

Independent member - 1 question and 1 supplementary question

Followed by a repeated rotation of:

Official Opposition - 1 question and 1 supplementary question

Government - 1 question and 1 supplementary question

Official Opposition - 1 question and 1 supplementary question

Government - 1 question and 1 supplementary question

Any one Independent Member - 1 question and 1 supplementary question.”

Filed September 12, 2018. Moved September 13, 2018. Debated September 13 and 19, 2018. Amendment moved by Mme Gélinas September 19, 2018. Amendment to amendment moved by Mme Des Rosiers September 19, 2018.

6.         Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That, pursuant to Standing Order 47 and notwithstanding any other Standing Order or Special Order of the House relating to Bill 31, An Act to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Municipal Act, 2001, the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and the Education Act and to revoke two regulations, when Bill 31 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, the Speaker shall put every question necessary to dispose of this stage of the Bill without further debate or amendment; and

That, except in the case of a recorded division arising from morning Orders of the Day, pursuant to Standing Order 9(c), no deferral of the Second Reading or Third Reading vote shall be permitted; and

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

Mr. Bisson moved — That the motion be amended by deleting everything after “ordered” in the first paragraph and replacing with:

“to the Standing Committee on General Government; and

That the Standing Committee on General Government be authorized to meet on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 following with regard to Bill 31:

Notice of public hearings on the Ontario parliamentary channel, the Legislative Assembly’s website and Canada NewsWire; and

That the deadline for requests appear to be 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018; and

That witnesses be scheduled to appear before the Committee on a first-come, first-served basis; and

That each witness will receive up to nine minutes for their presentation followed by six minutes for questions from Committee members divided equally amongst the recognized parties;

That the deadline for written submissions be 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018; and

That the deadline for filing amendments to the Bill with the Clerk of the Committee shall be 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018; and

That the Committee be authorized to meet on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill; and

That on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 5:30 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 the 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 Thursday, October 4, 2018. 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 General Government, 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, one hour of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bill with 30 minutes apportioned to the Government, 20 minutes to the Official Opposition, seven minutes to the independent Liberal Party members and three minutes to the independent Green Party member. 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, except in the case of a recorded division arising from morning Orders of the Day, pursuant to Standing Order 9(c), no deferral of the Second Reading or Third Reading vote shall be permitted; and

That, in the case of any division relating to any proceedings on the Bill, the division bell shall be limited to five minutes, except that the division bell for the vote on the motion for Third Reading shall be 15 minutes.”

Filed September 17, 2018. Moved September 19, 2018. Debated September 19, 2018. Amendment moved by Mr. Bisson September 19, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Moved September 17, 2018. Debated and carried September 17, 2018.

§        Mr. Smith (Bay of Quinte) — That, notwithstanding Standing Order 38(b), the Parliamentary Assistant for Indigenous Affairs shall participate in place of the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier during the adjournment debate on northern Indigenous education.

Moved and carried September 19, 2018.