Private members' motions

42nd Parliament, 2nd 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.

 

Motion 32 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should direct the Ministry of Education to develop an education recovery plan, informed by research conducted by the Future Skills Centre, the Diversity Institute, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Wilfred Laurier University, and in consultation with education worker unions, school boards and other sector stakeholders.

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Motion 31 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should work with school boards and municipalities to establish minimum standards for school yard quality that encompass play provision, active transportation, greening and principles.

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Motion 30 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should make an unprecedented investment in retrofitting public school infrastructure, making them energy efficient, carbon neutral and equipped to generate renewable energy.

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Motion 29 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately direct Metrolinx to introduce, based on international research and experience and in consultation with local communities, safe alternatives to bell ringing at stations on the GO Barrie line, the Union-Pearson Express Stations, and other GO Transit lines, to maintain the safety of transit users while protecting and improving the quality of life and safety of residents living near GO Stations.

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Motion 28 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should take immediate steps to electrify the GO Train network on an accelerated timeline to replace dirty diesel trains along all lines.

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Motion 27 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, transit planning should be transparent with investments made in the public's long-term interest, and that the Government of Ontario should partner with municipalities to reform the governance structure of Metrolinx accordingly.

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Motion 26 Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ontario government should create an advisory committee to help incorporate health-related Calls-to-Action from the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation report into provincial legislation including those that would acknowledge the impact of previous government policies on Indigenous health outcomes; integrate international Indigenous rights into health legislation; establish equity-based objectives for Indigenous Ontarians’ health outcomes; establish priorities for resolving jurisdictional disputes concerning off-reserve Indigenous health care; create quality Indigenous healing centres; integrate Indigenous healing practices into the health care system; increase Indigenous Ontarians’ access to health care careers; and require medical and nursing students to take one course on Indigenous health issues.

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Motion 25 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, 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 24 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 Small Business and 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 23 Ms. Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul's)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should, as part of an effort to ensure an equitable application of the 2021 rent freeze, enact a one-time, 12 month extension of the 12-month rule listed in s. 119 of the Residential Tenancies Act and facilitate a full 12-month rent freeze for all Ontario tenants notwithstanding the day of their last rent increase.

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Motion 22 Ms. Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul's)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should adopt a Provincial Intersectional Gender Equity Strategy that includes thorough inter-ministerial Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) on the impacts of each government policy change prior to the introduction of any Government Bills, Motions, Budgets, and Regulations, with the results of such analysis fully disclosed to the public.

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Motion 21 Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government shall immediately implement a plan to address the housing crisis by aggressively investing in affordable rental housing and attainable home ownership opportunities including, but not limited to: building 100,000 new permanently affordable rental homes; extending financial supports to 311,000 Ontarians for housing costs; building 60,000 permanent supportive housing units accompanied by wrap around supports; creating a $100 million seed fund for co-operative housing; taking every opportunity to lease publicly owned land to nonprofits, co-ops and other housing providers for permanently affordable housing and attainable home ownership opportunities; applying inclusionary zoning to new housing projects.

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Motion 20 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should expand the jurisdiction of the Condo Authority Tribunal in 2022 so the tribunal can hear and rule on the issues that 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 19 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should amend s. 16(5)(a) of the Planning Act and regulations to allow for Ontario municipalities’ Official Plan Inclusionary Zoning policies to be applied city-wide, and not limited only to Protected Major Transit Station Areas, as set out by the Ontario Government’s provisions under the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019.

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Motion 18 Mr. Glover (Spadina—Fort York)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should increase the transparency of purchasing, owning and living in a condominium unit by enacting legislation that standardizes legal contracts for pre-construction purchases, specifying the size of the unit, amenities and a penalty to developers for not meeting these requirements and/or cancelling projects; ensures all new owners and tenants receive all relevant information regarding their rights, responsibilities, benefits and obligations of owning or living in a condominium unit; prohibits conflicts of interest, mandates automatic disclosure of condo board minutes, protects condo owners from being locked into long-term contracts, and provides a mechanism for condo owners to share their contact information with each other.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionDecember 1, 2021Chris Glovermoved-
motionDecember 1, 2021-debated-
motionDecember 1, 2021-question putvote deferred
motionDecember 2, 2021-votelost on division
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Motion 17 Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ontario government should follow the lead of eight other Canadian provinces and ensure PSA testing for preventative prostate cancer diagnoses is an eligible procedure for coverage underneath OHIP.

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Motion 16 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford Government should ensure that our publicly-funded schools meet the needs of their local communities by removing restrictions (O. Reg. 20/98) on the collection of Education Development Charges by the Toronto District School Board, and allow all school boards to use revenue collected from Education Development Charges not only for land acquisition, but also for school expansions, retrofits, repairs, and renewal projects.

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Motion 15 Mr. Harden (Ottawa Centre)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should, after consulting with the public and municipalities, table legislation that gives municipal councils the ability to independently institute measures to remove members of council who have been found guilty of serious acts of misconduct, including sexual misconduct.

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Motion 14 Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should engage in consultations with the Ontario Land Lease Homeowners’ Action Group to review the Residential Tenancies Act, create land-lease guidance materials to support and inform land-lessees and landlords, and form future policies to protect land-lease tenants.

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Motion 13 Mrs. Stevens (St. Catharines)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should immediately end the automatic deduction of federal disability award payments from Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program benefits received by injured veterans.

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Motion 12 Mr. Glover (Spadina—Fort York)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ontario government should consult with survivors and advocates and amend the Provincial Offences Act and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University Act to ensure survivors of human trafficking are not held liable for fraudulent provincial fines and outstanding OSAP debt.

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Motion 11 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 standard 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 10 Ms. Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately begin the work of delivering on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action Number 12, with comprehensive consultation from and participation of Indigenous Communities and Indigenous leadership, to develop culturally appropriate early childhood education programs for Indigenous families.

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Motion 9 Mr. Walker (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should recognize the supply of medical isotopes used to diagnose and treat cancer and sterilize medical equipment as a key strategic priority for the Province in its health, economic, export, inter-provincial, energy, research and infrastructure planning and policies as Ontario recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, leveraging its existing strong foundation in nuclear technology, isotope production and supply chain, and cancer and health research to position itself as a global leader in supply of ‘Made in Ontario’ life-saving medical isotopes.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 2, 2021Bill Walkermoved-
motionNovember 2, 2021-debated-
motionNovember 2, 2021-votecarried
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Motion 8 Ms. Kusendova (Mississauga Centre)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should raise the quality of care for Francophone Ontarians in long-term care homes by taking the following steps: increasing the supply of bilingual health care staff through targeted educational programs, establishing immigration corridors, addressing portability of interprovincial credentials for non-regulated staff, providing support for translation services, enhancing Francophone-specific data collection, placing an emphasis on language needs in residents’ nursing plans of care, and encouraging long-term care homes that provide French-language services to seek a designation under the French Language Services Act.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 27, 2021Natalia Kusendovamoved-
motionOctober 27, 2021-debated-
motionOctober 27, 2021-votecarried
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Moved without notice Mr. Vanthof (Timiskaming—Cochrane)

That the Official Opposition’s first speaker on the motion for an Address in Reply to the Speech of Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor at the Opening of the Session be permitted to speak for up to 60 minutes forthwith.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 20, 2021John Vanthofmoved-
motionOctober 20, 2021-votecarried
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Motion 7 Mr. Glover (Spadina—Fort York)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ontario Government should protect migratory birds and Ontario’s biosphere by mandating the 2019 Canadian Standards Association Bird-Friendly Design standard for all new construction in the province.

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Motion 6 Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should, out of respect for the work done by Ontario’s nurses, PSWs and other public sector workers, immediately repeal Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 and allow the negotiation of fair wages for their critically important work on behalf of the people of the province.

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Motion 5 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should, as part of an overall strategy to help keep schools open for in-person learning, establish an Ontario Safe Schools plan that includes effective rapid testing for students and education workers; smaller, capped class sizes and adequate spacing on school buses; regular testing and public reporting of classroom air quality; additional learning supports for students adversely impacted by the pandemic; a robust in-school vaccination plan; mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible students and all education workers; and in-school distribution of masks designed to contain aerosolized particles.

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Motion 4 Ms. Fife (Waterloo)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should immediately implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all education, health care, residential and congregate care workers as part of an overall strategy to better protect students, patients, residents, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable populations.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 21, 2021Catherine Fifemoved-
motionOctober 21, 2021-debated-
motionOctober 21, 2021-question putvote deferred
motionOctober 25, 2021-votelost on division
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Motion 3 Ms. Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should work with the federal government and immediately conclude an agreement to implement $10-a-day, licensed, not-for-profit childcare in Ontario.

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Motion 2 Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario shall immediately declare a climate and housing affordability emergency with a commitment to address both through complementary policies, including a massive expansion of affordable, infill housing development, the creation of a “15-minute neighbourhood” framework to be utilized by communities across the province, freezing urban boundaries to reduce sprawl, and the permanent protection of our farmland, wetlands, and other key environmental features.

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Motion 1 Ms. Berns-McGown (Beaches—East York)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should require Metrolinx to undertake an independent peer review of environmentally sustainable alternatives for rail corridor expansion in the Small’s Creek and Williamson ravines in conjunction with local efforts to prevent clearcutting and protect the Small’s Creek and Williamson ravines’ ecosystems, and a broader, system-wide commitment to environmental stewardship, ecologically sound transit expansion and meaningful community consultation.

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