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.

 

Moved without notice Ms. Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park)

That, the Member for Parkdale—High Park (Ms. Karpoche) be permitted to make a second “Members’ Statement”.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 31, 2018Bhutila Karpochemoved-
motionOctober 31, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Oosterhoff (Niagara West)

That, the Member for Niagara West (Mr. Oosterhoff) be permitted to make a second “Members’ Statement”.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 31, 2018Sam Oosterhoffmoved-
motionOctober 31, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 28 Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

That, in the opinion of this House, The Government of Ontario should act immediately to create a climate change plan that meets Ontario’s portion of Canada’s obligations under the Paris Agreement, and maximizes the province’s opportunities in the $26 trillion global clean economy.

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Moved without notice Mr. Fraser (Ottawa South)

That the Member for Ottawa—South (Mr. Fraser) assumes the place of the Member for Thunder Bay—Superior North (Mr. Gravelle) in the Independent Members’ rotation for Oral Questions.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 29, 2018John Frasermoved-
motionOctober 29, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 27 Ms. Fife (Waterloo)

That the motion for Second Reading of Bill 47, An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 and make complementary amendments to other Acts, 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 economic impact of existing personal leave provisions, including sick leave, family responsibility leave and bereavement leave, that are being repealed by the Bill.”

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Motion 26 Miss Surma (Etobicoke Centre)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should recognize the success of the International Languages Program provided by the Toronto Catholic District School Board, and upon the completion of this transition funding period, the Toronto Catholic District School Board should find mechanisms so that they can permanently support the study of international languages in the primary division in schools under its jurisdiction.

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Moved without notice Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier)

That the Member for Ottawa—Vanier (Mme Des Rosiers) be permitted to share time with the Member for Don Valley West (Ms. Wynne) during debate on the motion for Second Reading of Bill 34, An Act to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009 and to amend the Electricity Act, 1998, the Environmental Protection Act, the Planning Act and various other statutes.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 22, 2018Nathalie Des Rosiersmoved-
motionOctober 22, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 98(c), a change be made to the order of precedence for Private Members’ Public Business, such that Mme Des Rosiers assumes ballot item number 34, and Mr. Schreiner assumes ballot item number 51.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 22, 2018Mike Schreinermoved-
motionOctober 22, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Lecce (King—Vaughan)

That the President of the Treasury Board be allowed to speak a second time for debate on Government Notice of Motion Number 12.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 18, 2018Stephen Leccemoved-
motionOctober 18, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier)

That the following changes be made in the Order of Precedence for Private Members’ Public Business:- Ms. Wynne assumes ballot item number 39; Mme Des Rosiers assumes ballot item number 51; Mr. Gravelle assumes ballot item number 79.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 18, 2018Nathalie Des Rosiersmoved-
motionOctober 18, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)

That sign-language interpreters may be present on the floor of the Chamber today to interpret Statements by the Ministry and Responses.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 18, 2018Bill Walkermoved-
motionOctober 18, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)

That the Members' Code of Conduct on Harassment be amended as follows: 1. By adding the following new subsection: 2.2 The Code shall not derogate from, (a) the parliamentary privileges of the Assembly and its Members, and (b) the authority of the Presiding Officers of the Assembly, including its Committees, under the Standing Orders. 2. By deleting subsection 18.2

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 4, 2018Bill Walkermoved-
motionOctober 4, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 25 Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should use the funds in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account only for initiatives that reduce gas emissions and not on the administration costs for the dismantling of the cap and trade program.

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Moved without notice Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

That the Member for Guelph (Mr. Schreiner) be permitted to speak earlier during the Independent Members’ rotation for debate on Bill 36.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 2, 2018Mike Schreinermoved-
motionOctober 2, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 24 Mr. Vanthof (Timiskaming—Cochrane)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should create a 10-year $1 billion fund for bringing broadband service to rural and northern Ontario to better support the economic growth of the province.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 15, 2018John Vanthofmoved-
motionNovember 15, 2018-debated-
motionNovember 15, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mme Lalonde (Orléans)

That the Member for Orléans (Mme Lalonde) assumes the place of the Member for Thunder Bay—Superior North (Mr. Gravelle) in the Independent Members’ rotation for Oral Questions.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 25, 2018Marie-France Lalondemoved-
motionSeptember 25, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Lecce (King—Vaughan)

That the meeting schedule of the House for Wednesday, September 26, 2018, as set out in Standing Order 8(a), be revised by substituting “2:00 p.m.” and “2:05 p.m.” for “3:00 p.m.” and “3:05 p.m.,” respectively.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 25, 2018Stephen Leccemoved-
motionSeptember 25, 2018-debated-
motionSeptember 25, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood)

That the Member for Scarborough—Guildwood (Ms. Hunter) assumes the place of the Member for Thunder Bay—Superior North (Mr. Gravelle) in the Independent Members’ rotation for Members’ Statements.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 20, 2018Mitzie Huntermoved-
motionSeptember 20, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 23 Mlle. Simard (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 4, 2018Amanda Simardmoved-
motionOctober 4, 2018-debated-
motionOctober 4, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 22 Mr. Fraser (Ottawa South)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 25, 2018John Frasermoved-
motionOctober 25, 2018-debated-
motionOctober 25, 2018-votelost on division
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Motion 21 Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier)

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.”

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Motion 20 Ms. Horwath (Hamilton Centre)

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.”

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Motion 19 Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

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.”

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Moved without notice Mr. Lecce (King—Vaughan)

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

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 13, 2018Stephen Leccemoved-
motionSeptember 13, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 18 Mr. Kramp (Hastings—Lennox and Addington)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 13, 2018Daryl Krampmoved-
motionSeptember 13, 2018-debated-
motionSeptember 13, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 17 Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 13, 2018Bill Walkermoved-
motionSeptember 13, 2018-debated-
motionSeptember 13, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 16 Ms. Morrison (Toronto Centre)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 27, 2018Suze Morrisonmoved-
motionSeptember 27, 2018-debated-
motionSeptember 27, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 15 Mr. Burch (Niagara Centre)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 27, 2018Jeff Burchmoved-
motionSeptember 27, 2018-debated-
motionSeptember 27, 2018-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Yarde (Brampton North)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 9, 2018Kevin Yardemoved-
motionAugust 9, 2018-debated-
motionAugust 9, 2018-votelost on division
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Motion 14 Mr. Piccini (Northumberland—Peterborough South)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 20, 2018David Piccinimoved-
motionSeptember 20, 2018-debated-
motionSeptember 20, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 13 Mr. Yarde (Brampton North)

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.

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Motion 12 Miss Taylor (Hamilton Mountain)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 20, 2018Monique Taylormoved-
motionSeptember 20, 2018-debated-
motionSeptember 20, 2018-votelost on division
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Motion 11 Ms. Armstrong (London—Fanshawe)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 9, 2018Teresa Armstrongmoved-
motionAugust 9, 2018-debated-
motionAugust 9, 2018-votelost on division
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Motion 10 Mr. Anand (Mississauga—Malton)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 9, 2018Deepak Anandmoved-
motionAugust 9, 2018-debated-
motionAugust 9, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 9 Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood)

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.”

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Motion 8 Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)

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.”

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Motion 7 Ms. Horwath (Hamilton Centre)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionAugust 2, 2018Andrea Horwathmoved-
motionAugust 2, 2018-debated-
motionAugust 2, 2018-votelost on division
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Motion 6 Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier)

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.”

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Motion 5 Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)

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 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.”

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Motion 4 Ms. Dunlop (Simcoe North)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJuly 26, 2018Jill Dunlopmoved-
motionJuly 26, 2018-debated-
motionJuly 26, 2018-votecarried
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Motion 3 Mrs. Fee (Kitchener South—Hespeler)

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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJuly 26, 2018Amy Feemoved-
motionJuly 26, 2018-debated-
motionJuly 26, 2018-votecarried on division
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Motion 2 Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth)

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."

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Motion 1 Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood)

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."

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