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

Status of Business

État des travaux

1st Session,
42nd Parliament

1re session,
42e législature

[September 19, 2018]

Section 6B

Section 6B

Private Members’ Motions

Motions émanant des députés

Explanatory note:

Motions are listed chronologically by introduction/Tabling date. 

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

1.         Ms. Hunter — REASONED AMENDMENT — That the motion for Second Reading of 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 be amended by deleting all the words after “That” and substituting therefore with the words “this Bill be NOT now read a Second time but be referred back to the Government with instructions to first provide a report to the House containing a full assessment of the compensation package, prior to the statutory termination of contracts and permits, as well as the legal costs incurred to defend the Act in front of any tribunal or board of arbitration.”

Filed July 17, 2018.

2.         Mr. Tabuns — REASONED AMENDMENT — That the motion for Second Reading of 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 be amended by deleting all the words after “That” and substituting therefore the words “this Bill be NOT now read a Second time but be referred back to the Government with instructions to provide a report to the House outlining the scope of potential legal liabilities related to the changes proposed by Schedule 2 of the Bill.”

Filed July 17, 2018.

3.         Mrs. Fee — That, in the opinion of this House, the Federal Government should immediately pay its $200 million dollar share of the funding related to the costs of illegal border crossers.

Filed July 25, 2018. Moved by Mrs. Fee July 25, 2018. Debated and carried on division July 26, 2018.

4.         Ms. Dunlop — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should identify and execute all the required actions to create an environment and training process that will expedite the creation of sufficient skilled trades people to make skilled labour a competitive advantage for Ontario and meet the requirements of a growing and vibrant economy in Ontario.

Filed July 25, 2018. Moved by Ms. Dunlop July 25, 2018. Debated and carried July 26, 2018.

5.         Mr. Tabuns — REASONED AMENDMENTThat the motion for Second Reading of Bill 4, An Act respecting the preparation of a climate change plan, providing for the wind down of the cap and trade program and repealing the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016, be amended by deleting all the words after “That” and substituting therefore the words “this bill be NOT now read a Second time but be referred back to the Government with instructions to provide a report to the House on measures taken to ensure compliance with Sections 15 and 22 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993.”

Filed July 26, 2018.

6.         Mme Des Rosiers — REASONED AMENDMENT — That the motion for Second Reading of Bill 4, An Act respecting the preparation of a climate change plan, providing for the wind down of the cap and trade program and repealing the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016 be amended by deleting all the words after “That” and substituting therefore with the words “This Bill be NOT now read a Second time but be referred back to the Government with instructions to respect the posting provisions of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993; and to first provide the House with a Climate Change Plan and a full assessment of the potential legal liabilities of the cancellation of Cap and Trade Program.”

Filed July 30, 2018.

7.         Ms. Horwath — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should not meddle in municipal or regional elections and should withdraw Bill 5 as the government did not campaign on interfering in elections in Toronto, Muskoka, Peel, York and Niagara and changing the rules of a democratic election in the middle of a campaign period is undemocratic, un-Ontarian, and un-Canadian; and fails to reflect widely held beliefs that decisions about our democracy should engage citizens so they have their say about any changes to the electoral processes.

Filed July 31, 2018. Moved by Ms. Horwath August 2, 2018. Debated and lost on division August 2, 2018.

8.         Mr. Tabuns — REASONED AMENDMENT — That the motion for Second Reading of Bill 5, An Act to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, be amended by deleting all the words after “That” and substituting therefore the words “this bill be NOT now read a Second time but be referred back to the Government with instructions to first provide a report to the House outlining the method and scope of public consultation measures that informed the drafting of the bill.”

Filed July 31, 2018.

9.         Ms. Hunter — REASONED AMENDMENT — That the motion for Second Reading of Bill 5, An Act to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 be amended by deleting all the words after “That” and substituting therefore with the words “this Bill be NOT now be read a Second time but be referred to the Government with instructions to incorporate therein a process for consulting the people of the City of Toronto on the governance of their City and delay the implementation of the Bill until after the 2018 regular election.”

Filed July 31, 2018.

10.       Mr. Anand — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should work with communities to reduce youth unemployment by committing to creating and protecting jobs for young people and correct 15 years of neglect from the previous government.

Filed August 7, 2018. Moved by Mr. Anand August 9, 2018. Debated and carried August 9, 2018.

11.       Ms. Armstrong — That, in the opinion of this House, the Premier should immediately stop cutting mental health funding by over $330 million per year, and instead commit to increasing mental health, addictions, and supportive housing funding by at least $2.4 billion over the next four years in order to address the crisis in mental health care and reduce wait lists.

Filed August 7, 2018. Moved by Ms. Armstrong August 9, 2018. Debated and lost on division August 9, 2018.

12.       Miss Taylor — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should honour its commitments and work in the best interests of all Ontarians, regardless of ability, occupation, income or socio-economic status, by immediately reversing its callous decisions to (a) slash expected increases to social assistance rates in half, dragging Ontario backwards and pushing vulnerable Ontarians deeper into poverty, and (b) cancel the Basic Income Pilot Project in Hamilton, Brantford, Brant County, Lindsay and Thunder Bay, a project that has lifted thousands of Ontarians out of poverty and was in the process of collecting invaluable data about the long-term effectiveness and sustainability of such a program.

Filed August 8, 2018.

13.       Mr. Yarde — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately ban the discriminatory and arbitrary stopping of individuals known as carding or street checks as it violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and instruct all Police Forces to destroy existing information collected and retained in databases through this practice.

Filed August 8, 2018.

14.       Mr. Piccini — That, in the opinion of the House, the Government of Ontario should promote organ donation and should make the completion of the renewal or issuance of a health card or driver’s licence conditional on a declaration that forms part of the card or licence renewal process; and that specifies whether or not the person consents to having their organs or tissue used for transplant purposes after the person’s death; and that in the event more than one such valid consent is made, the most recent declaration prevails over all previous ones.

Filed August 8, 2018.

15.       Mr. Burch — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should provide a firm funding commitment and a clear timeline for the delivery of year-round GO Transit rail service, serving all stops between Niagara Falls and Toronto with a final project delivery deadline of no later than 2023, a project that will create jobs, connect Niagara to vital GTHA transit hubs, decrease traffic congestion, and grow the local economy.

Filed August 9, 2018.

§          Mr. Yarde — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately ban the ongoing practice of carding also known as street checks, which is the discriminatory and arbitrary stopping of individuals by police as it violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and human rights legislation; and to instruct all Police Forces to destroy existing information that has been collected and retained through the discriminatory practice of carding.

Moved August 9, 2018. Debated and lost on division August 9, 2018.

16.       Ms. Morrison — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should affirm that affordable housing is a basic human right by reducing the waitlist for rent-geared-to-income housing, funding at least one-third of the costs of municipal social housing capital repairs, and funding the construction of new rent-geared-to-income homes in Ontario.

Filed August 14, 2018.

17.       Mr. Walker — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should adopt a new symbol featuring a dynamic individual, known universally as the “Modified International Symbol of Access”, and that the new symbol be used when a new accessible parking space is being created or when the sign needs to be replaced.

Filed September 12, 2018. Moved by Mr. Walker September 13, 2018. Debated and carried September 13, 2018.

18.       Mr. Kramp — That, in the opinion of this House, a monument should be erected on the grounds of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to honour the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who fought during the war in Afghanistan; and to stand as a testament to the sacrifices made by our troops.

Filed September 12, 2018. Moved by Mr. Kramp September 13, 2018. Debated and carried September 13, 2018.

§          Mr. Lecce — That, when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Moved and carried September 13, 2018.

19.       Mr. Schreiner — REASONED AMENDMENT — That the motion for Second Reading of 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 be amended by deleting all the words after “That” and substituting therefore with the words “this Bill be NOT now read a Second time but be referred to the Government with instructions to incorporate consultation with voters in the City of Toronto regarding the composition of Toronto City Council and delaying changes to the structure of Council until after the 2018 election, as well as incorporating consultation with Ontarians on the proper use of notwithstanding clause.”

Filed September 13, 2018.

20.       Ms. Horwath — REASONED AMENDMENT — That the motion for Second Reading of 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, be amended by deleting all the words after “That” and substituting therefore the words “this bill be NOT now read a Second time but be referred back to the Government with instructions to first provide a report to the House on its consultations regarding the constitutionality of the bill.”

Filed September 15, 2018.

21.       Mme Des Rosiers — REASONED AMENDMENT — That the Motion for Second Reading of Bill 31, An Act to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and the Education Act and to revoke two regulations be amended by deleting all the words “That” and substituting therefore with the words “this Bill be NOT now read a Second time but referred to the Government with instructions to incorporate therein a process for consulting the people of the City of Toronto on the governance of their City and delay the implementation of the Bill until all appeals in matters related to the constitutionality of the Better Local government Act have been exhausted.”

Filed September 15, 2018.

22.       Mr. Fraser — That, in the opinion of this House, a Select Committee of all parties represented in the House should be struck to establish parameters to prevent the routine use of the Notwithstanding Clause in Ontario’s governance, and to study the impacts of the use of the Notwithstanding Clause on the rights and freedoms that protect all Ontarians.

Filed September 19, 2018.

23.       Miss Simard — That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario integrate linguistic identity data for both official languages of Canada on the Ontario Health Card; and that the Government of Ontario should respect the taxpayer by maximizing the potential of invested human and fiscal resources, and the quality of care through the use of that data.

Filed September 19, 2018.