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 31 Mr. Glover (Spadina—Fort York)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly should begin a consultation process to develop an Ontario Charter of Democratic Rights and that this consultation start with the following principles for discussion: that Ontarians have the right to democratic municipal elections and governance; that the Notwithstanding Clause will not be used to suspend the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of the people of Ontario; that the Legislature will not override the Ontario Human Rights Code; that the scope of the Ombudsman's office should be expanded to include protecting our democratic rights; and that the Oath of Office for all newly elected MPPs will include a commitment to uphold an Ontario Charter of Democratic Rights.

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Motion 30 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should make the necessary legislative changes to end exclusionary zoning and permit the as-of- right construction of townhomes, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in municipalities, and higher density along public transit routes.

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Motion 29 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should direct municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area to update their official plans to meet current and future housing, job, and growth needs by keeping their current urban boundaries intact.

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Motion 28 Ms. Pierre (Burlington)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Education should further expand mental health literacy in schools with the aim of educating and strengthening resiliency, developing practical tools, skills, and preventative knowledge to protect students and save lives, delivered directly and intentionally to all Ontario students as a mandatory learning requirement prior to graduation.

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Motion 27 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should expand the jurisdiction and enforcement power of the Condo Authority Tribunal so the tribunal can hear, rule and resolve the issues that most impact condo residents, including condo board governance and elections, condo rules, property management performance, condo fees, maintenance and repairs, reserve funds, and short-term rentals.

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Motion 26 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should develop and implement a mandatory licensing program for all facilities, businesses, organizations and private citizens that house native or exotic wild animals with the aim of phasing out situations that do not meet acceptable animal welfare and public health and safety standards.

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Motion 25 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should require comprehensive reviews of all Ontario zoos, zoo-type exhibits and private wild animal menageries to identify and address violations of the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, and to make the results of the comprehensive reviews publicly available.

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Motion 24 Ms. McMahon (Beaches—East York)

That, in the opinion of this House, a Select Committee should be struck to address the climate crisis affecting Ontario and that the membership should be comprised of four Members of the Progressive Conservative party, one to act as Chair, one Member of the New Democratic party, one Member from the Liberal party, and one Member from the Green party, and that the Committee be authorized to meet at the call of the Chair to hold public hearings and report write, and that the Committee shall table a report within six months of it being struck.

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Motion 23 Ms. Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should conduct a comprehensive review of maternal mental health in Ontario and prepare a Provincial Framework and Action Plan on the issue.

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Motion 22 Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should follow the lead of eight other Canadian provinces and ensure PSA testing is an eligible procedure under OHIP for individuals referred by their healthcare provider.

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Motion 21 Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately halt plans to open up the Greenbelt for development, permanently protect prime farmland, and commit to building at least 1.5 million homes within existing urban boundaries.

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Motion 20 Mr. Glover (Spadina—Fort York)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should protect migratory birds and Ontario's biodiversity by incorporating the 2019 Canadian Standards Association Bird-Friendly Design standard into the Ontario Building Code for all new construction and major retrofits in the province. 

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Motion 19 Ms. Triantafilopoulos (Oakville North—Burlington)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should consult with the public and its partners in the family court system to promote and ensure the availability of continuing education seminars for professionals in Ontario’s family court system, such as judges, justices of the peace, crown attorneys, custody assessors, and social workers, on matters related to intimate partner violence and coercive control in intimate partner and family relationships.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 30, 2022Effie J. TriantafilopoulosMoved-
motionNovember 30, 2022-Debated-
motionNovember 30, 2022-VoteCarried
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Motion 18 MPP West (Sudbury)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should provide an official statement of apology to the McIntyre Powder Project miners for their subjugation to the inhalation of finely ground aluminum dust known as "McIntyre Powder" and for the immediate and long-term health effects these miners suffered as a result.

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Motion 17 Ms. Pasma (Ottawa West—Nepean)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should create a Long COVID Strategy that includes: creation of a Task Force; financial support for therapies and treatments; development of clinics that provide a single treatment window for patients; expansion of Ontario Disability Support Program and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board protocols; an awareness campaign for employers; and collection of data.

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Motion 16 Mr. Holland (Thunder Bay—Atikokan)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should implement a 12-hour bare pavement standard during the Winter season on Highways 11 and 17, the new Ontario TransCanada Highway designation.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 16, 2022Kevin HollandMoved-
motionNovember 16, 2022-Debated-
motionNovember 16, 2022-VoteCarried
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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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 29, 2022Andrew DowieMoved-
motionNovember 29, 2022-Debated-
motionNovember 29, 2022-VoteCarried
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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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 3, 2022-Moved-
motionNovember 3, 2022-Question putVote deferred
motionNovember 14, 2022-VoteCarried on division
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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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 1, 2022-Moved-
motionNovember 1, 2022-Debated-
motionNovember 1, 2022-VoteCarried
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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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 26, 2022Will BoumaMoved-
motionOctober 26, 2022-Debated-
motionOctober 26, 2022-VoteCarried
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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". 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 27, 2022Sandy ShawMoved-
motionOctober 27, 2022-Debated-
motionOctober 27, 2022-VoteCarried
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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, 2022-Debated-
motionSeptember 6, 2022-Question putVote deferred
motionSeptember 7, 2022-VoteCarried 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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 25, 2022Lisa GretzkyMoved-
motionOctober 25, 2022-Debated-
motionOctober 25, 2022-Question putVote deferred
motionOctober 26, 2022-VoteLost on division
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