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 21 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: Monday, May 6; Tuesday, May 7; Wednesday, May 8; Thursday, May 9; Monday, May 13; Tuesday, May 14; Wednesday, May 15; Thursday, May 16; Monday, May 27; Tuesday, May 28; Wednesday, May 29; Thursday, May 30; Monday, June 3; Tuesday, June 4; Wednesday, June 5; Thursday, June 6; Monday, June 10; Tuesday, June 11; Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13, 2024.

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Moved without notice Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That, pursuant to Standing Order 77(a), the Order for Second Reading of Bill 156, An Act to amend the Planning Act with respect to housing policies in official plans and other related amendments, be discharged and the Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionFebruary 22, 2024Trevor JonesMoved-
motionFebruary 22, 2024-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That, in accordance with subsection 2(2) of the Auditor General Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.A.35, Shelly Spence be appointed Auditor General for a term of ten years, as set out in subsection 4(1) of the Act, commencing on January 8, 2024.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 6, 2023-Moved-
motionDecember 6, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Lumsden (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek)

That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be authorized to meet during the winter 2023-2024 adjournment of the House at the call of the Chair.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 6, 2023Neil LumsdenMoved-
motionDecember 6, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Fedeli (Nipissing)

That, when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 6, 2023Victor FedeliMoved-
motionDecember 6, 2023-Debated-
motionDecember 6, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 20 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 136, An Act to amend the Greenbelt Act, 2005 and certain other Acts, to enact the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve Act, 2023, to repeal an Act and to revoke various regulations, Bill 150, An Act to enact the Official Plan Adjustments Act, 2023 and to amend the Planning Act with respect to remedies, and Bill 154, An Act to enact the Recovery Through Growth Act (City of Toronto), 2023 and the Rebuilding Ontario Place Act, 2023;

That when Bill 136 and Bill 150 are called for Third Reading, one hour of debate shall be allotted to the Third Reading stages of each Bill, with 30 minutes apportioned to the members of His Majesty's Government and 30 minutes to the members of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition; 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 each Bill, without further debate or amendment; and

That when Bill 154 is next called as a Government Order, the Speaker shall immediately put every question necessary to dispose of the Second Reading stage of the Bill without further debate or amendment; and

That Bill 154 shall be Ordered for Third Reading, which Order shall be immediately called; and

That when the Order for Third Reading is called the Speaker shall put every question necessary to dispose of the Third Reading stage of Bill 154 without further debate or amendment; and

That no deferral be permitted on any votes on Bill 136, Bill 150, or Bill 154; and

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

Amendment history
TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 4, 2023Todd McCarthyMoved-
motionDecember 4, 2023-Debated-
amendmentDecember 4, 2023Todd McCarthyMoved-
amendmentDecember 4, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentDecember 4, 2023John VanthofMoved-
amendment to amendmentDecember 4, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentDecember 4, 2023-Question putVote deferred
amendment to amendmentDecember 5, 2023-VoteLost on division
amendmentDecember 5, 2023-VoteCarried on division
motion, as amendedDecember 5, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 7(a)(i), when the House adjourns on Thursday, April 25, 2024, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, May 6, 2024; and

That the House shall continue to meet in the Spring Meeting Period until Thursday, June 13, 2024; and

That the Standing Orders of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario be permanently amended as follows:

Standing Order 9(d) is amended by deleting the word "Prayers" and substituting "Introduction of Visitors during the Morning Routine"; and

Standing Order 110(g) be amended by adding at the end:

"and to be the committee provided for in subsection 7(1) and section 12 of the Queen's Park Restoration Secretariat Act, 2023 and subsection 108.3(1) and section 108.5 of the Legislative Assembly Act and, without limitation, to have the general mandate to inquire into and make recommendations respecting any project to restore the legislative building at Queen's Park including any relocation of legislative operations to a temporary location throughout the project."

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 30, 2023-Moved-
motionNovember 30, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy, the Standing Committee on the Interior, the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, and the Standing Committee on Social Policy be authorized to meet during the winter 2023-2024 adjournment of the House at the call of the Chair.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 21, 2023Michael ParsaMoved-
motionNovember 21, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That, pursuant to Standing Order 77(a), the Order for Second Reading of Bill 141, an Act respecting life leases, be discharged and the Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 16, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
motionNovember 16, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, in accordance with subsection 2 (2) of the Financial Accountability Officer Act, 2013, S.O. 2013, c. 4, Jeffrey Novak be appointed Financial Accountability Officer for a term of five years, as set out in subsection 3 (1) of the Act, commencing on November 3, 2023.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 2, 2023-Moved-
motionNovember 2, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That the following changes be made to the membership of the following committees:
On the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, Monique Taylor replaces Jessica Bell; and
On the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Terence Kernaghan replaces Doly Begum and Andrea Hazell replaces Bobbi Ann Brady; and
On the Standing Committee on Social Policy, Jill Andrew replaces Lisa Gretzky; and Wayne Gates is removed; and Bobbi Ann Brady is added; and
On the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy, Teresa J. Armstrong replaces Jill Andrew; and
On the Standing Committee on the Interior, Guy Bourgouin replaces Marit Stiles and Karen McCrimmon is added; and
On the Standing Committee on Government Agencies, Chris Glover replaces Doly Begum and Lisa Gretzky replaces Guy Bourgouin.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 30, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
motionOctober 30, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs be authorized to meet during the winter 2023-2024 adjournment of the House at the call of the Chair.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 23, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
motionOctober 23, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 19 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That this House expresses its disapproval of, and dissociates itself from, continued disreputable conduct by the Member for Hamilton Centre, most specifically her use of social media to make antisemitic and discriminatory statements related to the existence of the State of Israel and its defence against Hamas terrorists; and

That this House demands the Member desist from further conduct that is inappropriate and unbecoming of a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario; and

That the Speaker is authorized to not recognize the Member for Hamilton Centre in the House until the Member retracts and deletes her statements on social media and makes an apology in her place in the House.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 18, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionOctober 18, 2023-Debated-
amendmentOctober 18, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
amendmentOctober 18, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentOctober 18, 2023Todd McCarthyMoved-
amendment to amendmentOctober 18, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionOctober 19, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentOctober 19, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionOctober 19, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentOctober 19, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
amendment to amendmentOctober 23, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentOctober 23, 2023John JordanMoved closure-
motionOctober 23, 2023-ClosureVote deferred
amendment to amendmentOctober 23, 2023-ClosureCarried on division
motionOctober 23, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 18 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That this House condemn the ongoing and reprehensible attacks being carried out by the terrorist organization Hamas, including the slaughter, rape, and kidnapping of innocent Israeli civilians, including babies, children, and seniors, and recognize the inalienable right of the State of Israel to defend itself and its people against this horrific violence.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 17, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
motionOctober 17, 2023-Debated-
amendmentOctober 17, 2023Michael KerznerMoved-
amendmentOctober 17, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentOctober 17, 2023Andrea KhanjinMoved-
amendment to amendmentOctober 17, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
amendment to amendmentOctober 17, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
amendment to amendmentOctober 18, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentOctober 18, 2023Paul CalandraMoved closureVote deferred
motionOctober 19, 2023-ClosureCarried on division
motionOctober 19, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That when the House adjourns on November 2, 2023, it shall stand adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on November 14, 2023.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 26, 2023Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionSeptember 26, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That the following changes be made to the membership of the following committees:
On the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs: Anthony Leardi replaces Graham McGregor, Logan Kanapathi replaces Dawn Gallagher Murphy, and Sam Oosterhoff is removed; and
On the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Todd J. McCarthy is removed; and
On the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs: Rudy Cuzzetto is removed; and
On the Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Trevor Jones is removed; and
On the Standing Committee on Social Policy: Matthew Rae is removed; and
On the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy: Natalia Kusendova-Bashta replaces Laura Smith, Matthew Rae replaces Kevin Holland, Lorne Coe replaces Vijay Thanigasalam, and Graham McGregor is removed; and
On the Standing Committee on the Interior: Dawn Gallagher Murphy replaces Rob Flack, Graham McGregor replaces Jess Dixon, and Anthony Leardi is removed; and
On the Standing Committee on Government Agencies: Kevin Holland replaces Lorne Coe, Graham McGregor replaces Sheref Sabawy, and Trevor Jones is removed.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 26, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
motionSeptember 26, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 17 Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the Legislative Assembly accept the report of the Integrity Commissioner dated August 30, 2023 and approve the recommendation contained therein. 

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Motion 16 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 15; Thursday, November 16; Monday, November 20; Tuesday, November 21; Wednesday, November 22; Thursday, November 23; Monday, November 27; Tuesday, November 28; Wednesday, November 29; Thursday, November 30; Monday, December 4; Tuesday, December 5; Wednesday, December 6; Thursday, December 7; Monday, December 11; Tuesday, December 12; Wednesday, December 13; and Thursday, December 14, 2023. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 5, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
motionOctober 5, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That notwithstanding Standing Order 9(f), when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until 10:15 a.m. tomorrow, September 26, 2023.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 25, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionSeptember 25, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That when the House and Committees adjourn on September 28, 2023 they shall stand adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on October 3, 2023. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 25, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
motionSeptember 25, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until 10:15 a.m. on September 25, 2023; and

That the Standing Committee on Social Policy be authorized to meet on September 11, 2023 and September 12, 2023; and

That the Standing Committee on the Interior be authorized to meet on September 11, 2023; and

That the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs be authorized to meet on September 12, 2023 and September 13, 2023; and

That the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy be authorized to meet on September 13, 2023; and

That the Standing Committee on Justice Policy be authorized to meet on September 14, 2023.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJune 8, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionJune 8, 2023-Debated-
motionJune 8, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, in accordance with subsections 77.5(1) and (2) of the Legislative Assembly Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L. 10, Tim McGough be appointed Sergeant-at-Arms of the Legislative Assembly, commencing on June 19, 2023.
 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJune 5, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionJune 5, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, in accordance with subsections 77(1) and (2) of the Legislative Assembly Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L. 10, Trevor Day be appointed Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, commencing on July 1, 2023.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJune 1, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionJune 1, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 15 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 112, An Act to provide for the dissolution of The Regional Municipality of Peel;

That the Order of the House referring the Bill to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy be discharged and the Bill shall be Ordered for Third Reading.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMay 30, 2023Charmaine WilliamsMoved-
motionMay 30, 2023-Debated-
motionMay 30, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionMay 31, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 14 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 112, An Act to provide for the dissolution of The Regional Municipality of Peel;
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 no deferral of the Second Reading vote on the Bill shall be permitted; and
That the Bill shall be Ordered for Third Reading, which Order may be called the same day.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJune 6, 2023-Withdrawn-
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That following the proceeding "Introduction of Visitors" during the Morning Routine on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings and the House shall observe a ceremony, in the following form, in recognition of former Clerks Mr. Claude L. DesRosiers and Ms. Deborah Deller:

That at that time, Mr. Claude L. DesRosiers and Ms. Deborah Deller be permitted to attend the floor of the Chamber while it is in session; and

That the Government House Leader be permitted to present to the House Orders in Council to be laid upon the Table; and

That the Speaker shall read the Orders in Council to the House; and

That the Speaker be authorized to make statements in recognition of Mr. DesRosiers and Ms. Deller; and

That following such statements, Mr. DesRosiers and Ms. Deller be invited to take honourary seats at the Table; and

That the remainder of the Morning Routine shall continue following the ceremony; and

That the Standing Orders of the Assembly be amended as follows:

The following new Standing Order is added:

148. Former Clerks of the Assembly, while entitled by Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council made pursuant to section 77.4 of the Legislative Assembly Act to use the honorific title "The Honourable" and after such Order is laid upon the Table, are permitted to attend the floor of the Chamber while it is in session and take an honourary seat at the Table at their pleasure.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMay 29, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMay 29, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, for the consideration of Private Members' Public Bills, Standing Committees be authorized to meet as follows:
Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be authorized to meet on July 12, 2023; and
Standing Committee on Justice Policy be authorized to meet on July 10, 2023 and July 11, 2023; and
Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy be authorized to meet on July 10, 2023, July 11, 2023 and July 12, 2023; and
Standing Committee on Social Policy be authorized to meet on July 13, 2023; and
Standing Committee on the Interior be authorized to meet on July 10, 2023 and July 13, 2023; and
That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be authorized to attend the 2023 Legislative Summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 13 to 16, 2023; and
That the Standing Committee on Public Accounts be authorized to attend the 2023 Annual Conference of the Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees in Whitehorse, Yukon from September 10 to 13, 2023; and
That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be authorized to travel outside of Ontario and to meet during the summer adjournment upon agreement of its Sub-committee on Committee Business.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMay 29, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMay 29, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the Standing Committee on the Interior be authorized to meet on May 18, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMay 9, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMay 9, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the following changes be made to the membership of the following committees:
 
On the Standing Committee on Social Policy, Brian Riddell replaces Goldie Ghamari; and

On the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, Goldie Ghamari replaces Brian Riddell and Jess Dixon replaces Vincent Ke. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionApril 5, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionApril 5, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 13 Mr. Kerzner (York Centre)

That an Address be presented to the Speakers of the Federal Parliament in the following words:

"This House calls on the federal government to immediately reform the Criminal Code of Canada to address the dangers facing our communities and implement meaningful bail reform to prevent violent and repeat offenders from being released back into our communities.''
 
And that the said Address be engrossed.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionApril 3, 2023Michael KerznerMoved-
motionApril 3, 2023-Debated-
amendmentApril 3, 2023Kristyn Wong-TamMoved-
amendmentApril 3, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentApril 3, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
amendment to amendmentApril 3, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
amendment to amendmentApril 4, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentApril 4, 2023Donna SkellyMoved closureVote deferred
amendment to amendmentApril 5, 2023-ClosureCarried on division
motionApril 5, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Ms. Williams (Brampton Centre)

That the Standing Committee on Government Agencies shall not meet during its regularly scheduled meeting time on April 6, 2023 and instead be authorized to meet on April 13, 2023. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 30, 2023Charmaine WilliamsMoved-
motionMarch 30, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, pursuant to Standing Order 77(a), the Order for Second Reading of Bill 74, An Act to amend the Missing Persons Act, 2018, be discharged and the Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 28, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMarch 28, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 12 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, April 26; Thursday, April 27; Monday, May 8; Tuesday, May 9; Wednesday, May 10; Thursday, May 11; Monday, May 15; Tuesday, May 16; Wednesday, May 17; Thursday, May 18; Monday, May 29; Tuesday, May 30; Wednesday, May 31; Thursday, June 1; Monday, June 5; Tuesday, June 6; Wednesday, June 7; and Thursday, June 8, 2023.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 23, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMarch 23, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until 10:15 a.m. on March 20, 2023. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 9, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMarch 9, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy be authorized to meet on March 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 9, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMarch 9, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That the Standing Committee on the Interior be authorized to meet on March 9, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 8, 2023Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionMarch 8, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 11 Mr. Bethlenfalvy (Pickering—Uxbridge)

That this House approves in general the Budgetary Policy of the Government.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 23, 2023Peter BethlenfalvyMoved-
motionMarch 23, 2023Doug FordSeconded-
motionMarch 23, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionMarch 30, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionMarch 30, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionApril 4, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionApril 4, 2023-Debated-
motionApril 4, 2023-Question put-
motionApril 4, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order, the Orders for Concurrence in Supply for the various Ministries and Offices, as represented by Government Orders 4 through 26 inclusive, shall be called concurrently; and 

That when such Orders are called they shall be considered concurrently in a single debate. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 6, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMarch 6, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 7(a)(i), when the House adjourns on April 27, 2023, it shall stand adjourned until May 8, 2023; and 

That the House shall continue to meet in the Spring Meeting Period until June 8, 2023.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 6, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
motionMarch 6, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That the following change be made to membership of the following Committee:

On the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs: Doly Begum replaces Terence Kernaghan.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionFebruary 27, 2023Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionFebruary 27, 2023-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Parsa (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill)

That, at the conclusion of the afternoon Orders of the Day, the House shall stand adjourned until 10:15 a.m. on February 21, 2023.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 8, 2022Michael ParsaMoved-
motionDecember 8, 2022-VoteCarried
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Moved without notice Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs be authorized to meet during the winter 2022-2023 adjournment of the House at the call of the Chair. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 6, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionDecember 6, 2022-VoteCarried
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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 the 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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Moved without notice Mr. Calandra (Markham—Stouffville)

That notwithstanding Standing Order 74(b) the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy be authorized to conduct public hearings on Bill 23, An Act to amend various statutes, to revoke various regulations and to enact the Supporting Growth and Housing in York and Durham Regions Act, 2022 this afternoon.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 17, 2022Paul CalandraMoved-
motionNovember 17, 2022-VoteCarried
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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, 2022Paul CalandraMoved-
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, 2022-WithdrawnRemoved 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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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 October 25, 2022.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 14, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
motionSeptember 14, 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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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. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 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, 2022-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionJune 8, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionSeptember 26, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionFebruary 22, 2024-DebatedDebate 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 shall stand adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on 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: Guy Bourgouin be added;
On the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy: Jill Andrew be added;
On the Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Jennifer (Jennie) Stevens be added;
On the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs: Jessica Bell be added;
On the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Lise Vaugeois be added; and
On the Standing Committee on Social Policy: Wayne 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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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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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: Guy Bourgouin be added;
On the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy: Jill Andrew be added;
On the Standing Committee on the Interior: Marit Stiles be added;
On the Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Jennifer (Jennie) Stevens be added;
On the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs: Jessica Bell be added;
On the Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Lise Vaugeois be added; and
On the Standing Committee on Social Policy: Wayne 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: Ernie Hardeman, Stephen Crawford, Rick Byers, Andrew Dowie, Effie J. Triantafilopoulos, Deepak Anand, David Smith (Scarborough Centre), Rudy Cuzzetto, Terence Kernaghan, Catherine Fife, Stephanie Bowman, Bobbi Ann Brady.
The Standing Committee on Government Agencies: Will Bouma, Lorne Coe, Trevor Jones, Billy Pang, Sheref Sabawy, Amarjot Sandhu, Mike Harris, Dawn Gallagher Murphy, Doly Begum, Chandra Pasma, John Fraser.
The Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy: Laurie Scott, Vijay Thanigasalam, Laura Smith, Graham McGregor, Hardeep Singh Grewal, Kevin Holland, Sheref Sabawy, Billy Pang, Laura Mae Lindo, Joel Harden, Mary-Margaret McMahon.
The Standing Committee on the Interior: Aris Babikian, John Yakabuski, Rob Flack, Dave Smith (Peterborough—Kawartha), Ric Bresee, Anthony Leardi, Jess Dixon, Stéphane Sarrazin, Sandy Shaw, Marit Stiles, Mike Schreiner, Mitzie Hunter.
The Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Lorne Coe, Christine Hogarth, Brian Saunderson, Robert Bailey, Natalia Kusendova, Brian Riddell, Vincent Ke, Trevor Jones, Sol Mamakwa, Kristyn Wong-Tam, Stephen Blais.
The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs: Matthew Rae, Mike Harris, Amajot Sandhu, Dawn Gallagher Murphy, Stéphane Sarrazin, Graham McGregor, Christine Hogarth, Sam Oosterhoff, Jamie West, Jennifer K. French, Ted Hsu.
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts: Donna Skelly, Todd J. McCarthy, Rudy Cuzzetto, Rick Byers, Logan Kanapathi, Stephen Crawford, Laura Smith, Will Bouma, Tom Rakocevic, France Gélinas, Lucille Collard.
The Standing Committee on Social Policy: Goldie Ghamari, Robin Martin, Nolan Quinn, Natalie Pierre, Patrice Barnes, John Jordan, Daisy Wai, Matthew Rae, France Gélinas, Lisa Gretzky, Adil 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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