Private members' 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 opposition or backbench MPPs during the current session of Parliament.

 

Motion 15 Mr. Dowie (Windsor—Tecumseh)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should consider integrating the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve with adjacent lands under the management of Parks Canada to facilitate the creation of Ojibway National Urban Park as part of an overall strategy to protect local endangered species and natural heritage areas, aid flood mitigation efforts, create publicly accessible greenspace and further encourage ecotourism in Windsor-Essex.

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Motion 14 Mr. Fraser (Ottawa South)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should amend the Public Hospitals Act, 1990 to limit the maximum amount any Alternative Level of Care patient awaiting placement in a long-term care home can be charged to be equal to the co-pay in Ontario's long-term care homes. 

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Motion 13 Ms. Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul's)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should amend the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) to offer better support to tenants who are being temporarily evicted due to renovations ("renovictions") and redevelopments ("demovictions") by requiring developers to: assist with moving logistics and costs; and either pay the difference in rent for a similar unit in the same neighbourhood or provide a housing option deemed acceptable by the tenant.

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Motion 12 Ms. Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul's)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should amend the Hairstyling Program Standard to mandate culturally-responsive training specific to Black and textured hair, and embed this within the Guidelines for the Film and Television Industry with specific timelines for its full implementation, to promote health and safety in Ontario's film, television and theatre sectors for all performers, create Ontario jobs and build capacity in the province.

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Motion 11 Ms. Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul's)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately implement a "Little Jamaica" Small Business and Community Economic Health and Wellness Strategy which would include needs-based financial compensation for Eglinton West and Midtown businesses impacted by COVID-19, flooding and LRT construction; mandated transparent and timely communications between Metrolinx, the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Ministry of Red Tape Reduction and "Little Jamaica" small business and local community members; commercial and residential rent relief with a moratorium on evictions for the duration of the pandemic; heritage designation of Little Jamaica accompanied by an arts and culture plan; and the construction of real affordable housing in the community, prioritizing inclusionary zoning in all new builds.

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Motion 10 Ms. Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul's)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should apply an intersectional gender-­plus equity lens within the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development and to any legislation brought forward by this Ministry as part of efforts to aid in the economic "she-covery" and recognize the disproportionate economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and non-binary-­identifying people of Ontario, particularly those of racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+, disability, and other marginalized communities.

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Motion 9 Ms. Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul's)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should address the significant labour shortages in hospitals and other critical public infrastructure via a strategy that includes the immediate repeal of the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 (formerly known as Bill 124); increases frontline worker salaries in keeping with the rising cost of living; provides 10 employer-paid sick days and 14 paid sick days during a declared health emergency; and reflects the realities faced by all workers, including women-identifying workers and other historically marginalized workers.

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Motion 8 Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should continue to build and expand hospitals across the province increasing health care services, providing essential care and creating more jobs in the health care sector as part of its plan to build a stronger, more resilient health care system.

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Motion 7 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should work with public health units to establish a provincial maximum temperature for rental units to ensure rental units are safe, and a tenants' right to a reasonable enjoyment of their unit is maintained.

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Motion 6 Ms. Barnes (Ajax)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should continue to build on the progress that they've made working with the College of Nurses of Ontario and Ontario Health to expand the supervised practice experience partnership program, and to reduce the financial barriers that may be stopping some internationally educated nurses from receiving accreditation, and the number of Internationally Educated Nurses accredited annually should be posted.

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Motion 5 Mr. Bouma (Brantford—Brant)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs should continue to develop agricultural policy with an emphasis on food security and consideration of the entire agri­-food supply chain and advocate to the federal government to adopt similar policies related to agriculture and food processing, in the spirit of ensuring Ontario farmers remain productive and competitive.

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Motion 4 Ms. Shaw (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas)

That, in the opinion of this House, every Ontarian should have access to ambulance and paramedic emergency services, and the Government of Ontario should ensure the necessary funding to end the periods of time when ambulances are unavailable to respond to an emergency call, known as "code red" or "code black". 

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Motion 3 Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately address the climate and housing crises by freezing urban boundaries, updating provincial planning laws to increase density along transit corridors and the building of missing middle housing, and allowing fourplexes in neighbourhoods as of right.

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Motion 2 Mr. McGregor (Brampton North)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should continue its work to build Highway 413, as it is a critical piece of key public infrastructure that will save drivers up to five hours a week by alleviating traffic in the most heavily-congested corridor in North America, and will support up to 3,500 jobs and generate up to $350 million annually in gross domestic product.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 6, 2022Graham McGregorMoved
motionSeptember 6, 2022Debated
motionSeptember 6, 2022Question putVote deferred
motionSeptember 7, 2022VoteCarried on division
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Motion 1 Mrs. Gretzky (Windsor West)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should transfer ownership of the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve to Parks Canada to facilitate creation of Ojibway National Urban Park as part of an overall strategy to protect local endangered species and natural heritage areas, aid flood mitigation efforts, create publicly accessible greenspace and further encourage ecotourism in Windsor-Essex.

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