Government motions

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 10 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 51, An Act to amend the Legislative Assembly Act; 

That the Order of the House referring the Bill to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be discharged and the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading; and 

That when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, the Speaker shall immediately put every question necessary to dispose of Third Reading stage of the Bill without further debate or amendment. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 6, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionDecember 6, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionDecember 6, 2022-Debated-
motionDecember 6, 2022-Question putVote deferred
motionDecember 7, 2022-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 9 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 2; Thursday, November 3; Monday, November 14; Tuesday, November 15; Wednesday, November 16; Thursday, November 17; Monday, November 21; Tuesday, November 22; Wednesday, November 23; Thursday, November 24; Monday, November 28; Tuesday, November 29; Wednesday, November 30; Thursday, December 1; Monday, December 5; Tuesday, December 6; Wednesday, December 7; and Thursday, December 8, 2022 for the purpose of considering government business.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 2, 2022-Moved-
motionNovember 2, 2022-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 8 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 28, An Act to resolve labour disputes involving school board employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees;

That the Order of the House referring the Bill to the Standing Committee on Social Policy be discharged and the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading; and

That when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, two hours shall be allotted to debate with 50 minutes for Members of His Majesty's Government, 50 minutes for Members of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and 20 minutes for the independent Members as a group; and

That 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 no deferral of the Third Reading vote on the Bill shall be permitted.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 3, 2022Paul CalandraWithdrawnRemoved from the Orders and Notices Paper
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Motion 7 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 28, An Act to resolve labour disputes involving school board employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees;

That 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

That the Bill shall be ordered for Third Reading, which order may be called the same day; and

That when the Order for Third Reading of the Bill is called, two hours shall be allotted to debate with 50 minutes for Members of His Majesty's Government, 50 minutes for Members of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and 20 minutes for the independent Members as a group; and

That 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 no deferral of the Second or Third Reading votes on the Bill shall be permitted.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 2, 2022Michael ParsaMoved-
motionNovember 2, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionNovember 2, 2022-Debated-
motionNovember 2, 2022-Question putVote deferred
motionNovember 3, 2022-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 6 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty the Queen in the following words:
 
"To the Queen's most Excellent Majesty: 

Most Gracious Sovereign: 

We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, in Parliament assembled, approach Your Majesty with our incomparable gratitude, respect, and admiration in this, the seventieth year of Your Majesty's long and glorious reign. 

Your Majesty's resolute dedication to public service and Your loyal Canadian subjects has been vital to the growth of our young nation. It is Your Majesty's lifelong example of strength, compassion, and dignity which has shaped generations of Canadians from all walks of life. 

We as a country, and we as a people, stand today, undoubtedly bettered by Your Majesty's indelible influence upon us. For the prodigious sacrifice of Your whole life to the service of Your peoples, our debt to Your Majesty cannot ever be repaid by our thanks, however we offer it nonetheless. 

With the warmest affection held by all of us, and Your subjects whom we represent, we wish Your Majesty our sincere congratulations in Your Platinum Jubilee year. 

May almighty God bless Your gracious Majesty with health, happiness, and the comfort of loving family for years ahead. Long may You reign." 
 
And that the said Address be engrossed. 

Type Date Member Event Outcome
motion September 14, 2022   Withdrawn  
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Motion 5 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the House recognize newly elected Members of Provincial Parliament for their contributions to public service and their communities.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 1, 2022Graydon SmithMoved
motionSeptember 1, 2022DebatedDebate adjourned
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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 2, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact and amend various statutes and Bill 7, An Act to amend the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 with respect to patients requiring an alternate level of care and other matters and to make a consequential amendment to the Health Care Consent Act, 1996, when Bill 2 and Bill 7 are next called as Government Orders, the Speaker shall put every question necessary to dispose of the Second Reading stage of the Bills, without further debate or amendment, and at such time the Bills shall be ordered for Third Reading, which Orders may be called that same day; and

That, when the Orders for Third Reading of the Bills are called, two hours of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stage of the Bills, with 50 minutes apportioned to the members of Her Majesty's Government, 50 minutes to the members of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and 20 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 each Bill, without further debate or amendment.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 25, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionAugust 25, 2022-Debated-
amendmentAugust 25, 2022Michael ManthaMoved-
amendmentAugust 25, 2022-Debated-
amendmentAugust 25, 2022-Question putVote deferred
amendmentAugust 29, 2022-VoteLost on division
motionAugust 29, 2022-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That when the House adjourns today, it stand adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 11, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionAugust 11, 2022-VoteCarried
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Motion 3 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That Donna Skelly, Member for the Electoral District of Flamborough—Glanbrook, be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committee of the Whole House;

That Bhutila Karpoche, Member for the Electoral District of Parkdale—High Park, be appointed First Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House;

That Patrice Barnes, Member for the Electoral District of Ajax, be appointed Second Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House; and

That Lucille Collard, Member for the Electoral District of Ottawa—Vanier, be appointed Third Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House; and

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 115(a), the following changes be made to the membership of the following committees:
On the Standing Committee on Government Agencies: Mr. Bourgouin be added;
On the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy: Ms. Andrew be added;
On the Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Mrs. Stevens be added;
On the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs: Ms. Bell be added;
On the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Ms. Vaugeois be added; and
On the Standing Committee on Social Policy: Mr. Gates be added.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 18, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionAugust 18, 2022-Speaker Ruling-
motionAugust 18, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionAugust 22, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionAugust 22, 2022-Debated-
motionAugust 22, 2022-Question putVote deferred
motionAugust 23, 2022-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 2 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That Donna Skelly, member for the electoral district of Flamborough—Glanbrook, be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committee of the Whole House;
That Bhutila Karpoche, member for the electoral district of Parkdale—High Park, be appointed First Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House;
That Patrice Barnes, member for the electoral district of Ajax, be appointed Second Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House; and
That Lucille Collard, member for the electoral district of Ottawa—Vanier, be appointed Third Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House; and
That, notwithstanding Standing Order 115(a), the following changes be made to the membership of the following committees:
On the Standing Committee on Government Agencies: Mr. Bourgouin be added;
On the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy: Ms. Andrew be added;
On the Standing Committee on the Interior: Ms. Stiles be added;
On the Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Mrs. Stevens be added;
On the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs: Ms. Bell be added;
On the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Ms. Vaugeois be added; and
On the Standing Committee on Social Policy: Mr. Gates be added.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 10, 2022-Withdrawn-
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Motion 1 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, pursuant to Standing Order 110, the membership of the following Standing Committees be appointed for the duration of the 43rd Parliament:

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs: Mr. Hardeman, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Byers, Mr. Dowie, Ms. Triantafilopoulos, Mr. Anand, Mr. Smith (Scarborough Centre), Mr. Cuzzetto, Mr. Kernaghan, Ms. Fife, Ms. Bowman, Ms. Brady.
The Standing Committee on Government Agencies: Mr. Bouma, Mr. Coe, Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), Mr. Pang, Mr. Sabawy, Mr. Sandhu, Mr. Harris, Ms. Gallagher Murphy, Ms. Begum, Ms. Pasma, Mr. Fraser.
The Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy: Ms. Scott, Mr. Thanigasalam, Ms. Smith (Thornhill), Mr. McGregor, Mr. Grewal, Mr. Holland, Mr. Sabawy, Mr. Pang, Ms. Lindo, Mr. Harden, Ms. McMahon.
The Standing Committee on the Interior: Mr. Babikian, Mr. Yakabuski, Mr. Flack, Mr. Smith (Peterborough—Kawartha), Mr. Bresee, Mr. Leardi, Ms. Dixon, Mr. Sarrazin, Ms. Shaw, Ms. Stiles, Mr. Schreiner, Ms. Hunter.
The Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Mr. Coe, Ms. Hogarth, Mr. Saunderson, Mr. Bailey, Ms. Kusendova, Mr. Riddell, Mr. Ke, Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), Mr. Mamakwa, MPP Wong-Tam, Mr. Blais.
The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs: Mr. Rae, Mr. Harris, Mr. Sandhu, Ms. Gallagher Murphy, Mr. Sarrazin, Mr. McGregor, Ms. Hogarth, Mr. Oosterhoff, Mr. West, Ms. French, Mr. Hsu.
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Ms. Skelly, Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Cuzzetto, Mr. Byers, Mr. Kanapathi, Mr. Crawford, Ms. Smith (Thornhill), Mr. Bouma, Mr. Rakocevic, Mme Gélinas, Mme Collard.
The Standing Committee on Social Policy: Ms. Ghamari, Ms. Martin, Mr. Quinn, Ms. Pierre, Ms. Barnes, Mr. Jordan, Mrs. Wai, Mr. Rae, Mme Gélinas, Mrs. Gretzky, Mr. Shamji; and

That, these Committees be authorized to meet on the following days when the House is scheduled to meet:
Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs may meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays;
Standing Committee on Government Agencies may meet on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.;
Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy may meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays;
Standing Committee on the Interior may meet on Mondays; and on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m.;
Standing Committee on Justice Policy may meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays;
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs may meet on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m.;
Standing Committee on Public Accounts may meet on Mondays;
Standing Committee on Social Policy may meet on Mondays and Tuesdays; and
 
That, on the Committee’s motion, the following Committees are authorized to meet from Monday to Friday when the House is scheduled to meet and during adjournments of the House specified in Standing Order 7(b) or other adjournments of the House which do not exceed one week:
Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs;
Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy;
Standing Committee on the Interior;
Standing Committee on Justice Policy;
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs; and
Standing Committee on Social Policy.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 10, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionAugust 10, 2022-Debated-
motionAugust 10, 2022-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 Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 9, 2022Paul CalandraVoteCarried
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That, at the conclusion of the Afternoon Orders of the Day today, the House shall stand adjourned until 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 14, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionSeptember 14, 2022-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. McCarthy (Durham)

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.”

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 10, 2022Todd McCarthyMoved-
motionAugust 10, 2022Patrice BarnesSeconded-
motionAugust 10, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionAugust 10, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionAugust 25, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionAugust 25, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionAugust 29, 2022-Debated-
motionAugust 29, 2022-Question putVote deferred
motionAugust 30, 2022-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Ms. Jones (Dufferin—Caledon)

That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty the King in the following words:

"TO THE KING’S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY:

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, in Parliament assembled, approach Your Majesty with the expression of our deepest and heartfelt sorrow at the demise of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Your Majesty’s beloved mother.

Her Late Majesty’s long and glorious life and reign was truly a gift to our world which we scarcely deserved and Her Majesty’s loss, an equally profound tragedy to us all.

In words we wished to have sent to Her Majesty in life and in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee – Her Majesty’s resolute dedication to public service and Her loyal Canadian subjects was vital to the growth of our young nation. It was Her Majesty’s lifelong example of strength, compassion, and dignity which has shaped generations of Canadians from all walks of life.

We as a country, and we as a people, stand today, undoubtedly bettered by Her Majesty’s indelible influence upon us all. For the prodigious sacrifice of Her whole life to the service of Her peoples, our debt to Her Majesty cannot ever be repaid by our humble thanks, however we offer it, nonetheless.

We shall not forget that while this is a national loss it is first Your Majesty’s personal loss of a loving and compassionate mother and a stalwart matriarch. As we wrote to Her Late Majesty one year ago, upon the demise of Your Majesty’s father, we shall commit our whole selves to personally sharing the burden of Your Majesty’s profound sorrow and grief. We hope this can be of at least some small consolation.

At too young of an age Her Late Majesty was left with the heavy burden of the Crown, a burden which now falls upon Yourself. In service of Your Majesty’s fulfilment of this heavy duty we, Your subjects, pledge our unending loyalty, devotion, and support for Your Majesty the King.

At the momentous end of this second great Elizabethan era our prayers remain with Her Late Majesty the Queen, Your Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Queen Consort, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Royal Family.

We pray to almighty God for the salvation of the eternal soul of Her Late Majesty, Elizabeth the Second and for divine countenance for Your Majesty and the Royal Family in this time of bereavement. May God bless Your Majesty with wisdom, strength, courage, and compassion as our Sovereign and King. God Save the King."

And that the said Address be engrossed.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 14, 2022Sylvia JonesMoved-
motionSeptember 14, 2022Doug FordSeconded-
motionSeptember 14, 2022-Debated-
motionSeptember 14, 2022-Question put-
motionSeptember 14, 2022-VoteCarried
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