Opposition Day debates and want of confidence motions

Opposition Day is a reserved block of time on certain sessional days. This time is used to consider a motion that has been proposed by a member of an opposition party.

A want of confidence motion, if carried, signals that the government has lost the confidence of the House.

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Status of Business

État des travaux

1st Session,
42nd Parliament

1re session,
42e législature

[November 14, 2018]

Section 6C

Section 6C

Special Debates

OPPOSITION DAYS

Débats spéciaux

JOURS DE L’OPPOSITION

FALL PERIOD 2018

1.         Ms. Horwath — Whereas hospital overcrowding in Brampton is critical and in a single year, 4,352 patients were treated in hallways at Brampton Civic hospital;

Whereas hospital overcrowding is a problem across Peel Region;

Therefore the Legislative Assembly calls on the Government to provide the necessary funding in the 2019-2020 Budget for the construction of a new hospital in Brampton.

Addressed to the Premier. Filed October 3, 2018.

Debated and lost on division October 16, 2018.

2.         Ms. Horwath — Whereas existing commitments were in place for post-secondary expansion in Brampton, Markham and Milton; and

Whereas this investment would have brought hundreds of jobs to each city and encouraged broader economic growth in these communities; and

Whereas the municipalities of Brampton, Markham and Milton have already spent significant amounts of money, time and effort related to the already-approved projects;

Therefore the Legislative Assembly calls on the Government to honour established commitments to fund post-secondary expansion in Brampton, Markham and Milton.

Addressed to the Premier. Filed October 24, 2018.

Debated and lost on division October 29, 2018.

3.         Ms. Horwath — Whereas every Ontarian deserves a dignified retirement and access to long-term care when they need it; and

Whereas the communities of Scarborough, Whitby and Oshawa have some of the longest waits for long-term care spaces in Ontario;

Therefore the Legislative Assembly calls on the government to commit to eliminating the wait for long-term care and, as a first step, provide the necessary funding in the 2019-2020 Budget to create 2,000 new not-for-profit long-term care spaces in Scarborough, Whitby and Oshawa.

Addressed to the Premier. Filed October 31, 2018.

Debated and lost on division November 12, 2018.

4.         Ms. Horwath — Whereas 86,000 Ontarians are diagnosed with cancer every year, half of Ontarians will develop cancer in their lifetimes, and one in four Ontarians will die from cancer;

Whereas innovative new therapies allow cancer patients to take medication at home instead of having to visit the hospital for lengthy IV treatments, but the cost of these medications are not covered by OHIP;

Whereas British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba cover the cost of take-home cancer drugs;

Whereas many take home cancer treatments can be more effective, yet the lack of coverage under Ontario’s current drug program forces people to accept less effective treatment if they cannot afford to pay out-of-pocket;

Therefore, the Legislative Assembly calls on the government to ensure universal access to take-home cancer drugs so no Ontarian has to pay out-of-pocket for life-saving treatment.

Addressed to the Premier. Filed November 14, 2018.