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 81 Mr. Cuzzetto (Mississauga—Lakeshore)

That, in the opinion of this House, the federal government should halt the alcohol escalator tax hike on Ontarians set for April 1, 2024 which will increase the price of wine, beer, and spirits.

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Motion 80 Ms. Jama (Hamilton Centre)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ontario Disability Support Program adopt a hybrid definition of the benefit unit that does not reduce benefits as a result of other household member's income while recognizing the needs of dependents under 18 years of age.

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Motion 79 Ms. Jama (Hamilton Centre)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Shelter Allowance portion of both the Ontario Disability Support Program and the Ontario Works Program should be calculated by and attached to using the annual, average market rent prices of the city in which the individual recipient resides.

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Motion 78 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately instate a moratorium on evictions for the purpose of demolition to keep renters housed and help protect Ontario's supply of affordable rental homes.

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Motion 77 Ms. Kusendova-Bashta (Mississauga Centre)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should assess the Ontario Lung Cancer Screening Program to determine whether expansion is warranted and more sites are necessary to better serve Ontario patients and to look at broadening the eligibility criteria for access to the lung screening program.

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Motion 76 Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should be transparent about its negotiations with the federal government regarding the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB), that it should protect those on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) by ensuring that any agreement related to the CDB with Ottawa does not result in any new clawbacks, and that the Government of Ontario should immediately increase ODSP rates by at least 20%.

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Motion 75 Mr. Saunderson (Simcoe—Grey)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Canada should take immediate steps to eliminate the carbon tax on fuels used for the transportation of goods.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionFebruary 21, 2024-Moved-
motionFebruary 21, 2024-Debated-
motionFebruary 21, 2024-Question putVote deferred
motionFebruary 22, 2024-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 74 Mr. Schreiner (Guelph)

That, in the opinion of the House, the Government of Ontario should address the affordability crisis by implementing a tax on the excess profits of major grocery chains and redistributing the revenue to help Ontarians pay their grocery bills.

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Moved without notice Mr. Blais (Orléans)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Canada, in conjunction with the Government of Ontario, remove the Harmonized Sales Tax on fuels and inputs for home heating.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 16, 2023Stephen BlaisMoved-
motionNovember 16, 2023-Debated-
amendmentNovember 16, 2023Karen McCrimmonMoved-
amendmentNovember 16, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentNovember 16, 2023Mary-Margaret McMahonMoved-
amendment to amendmentNovember 16, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
amendment to amendmentNovember 16, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
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Motion 73 Mrs. Stevens (St. Catharines)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario must consult with the Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command to expand the veteran graphic licence plate to all licence plates for all vehicle types in the province.

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Motion 72 Mr. Leardi (Essex)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Canada should take immediate steps to eliminate the carbon tax on gasoline. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 16, 2023Anthony LeardiMoved-
motionNovember 16, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
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Motion 71 Mr. Rae (Perth—Wellington)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Canada should take immediate steps to eliminate the carbon tax on natural gas and propane used for agricultural purposes.

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Motion 70 Mr. Jordan (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Canada should take immediate steps to eliminate the carbon tax on fuels and inputs for home heating.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 15, 2023John JordanMoved-
motionNovember 15, 2023-Debated-
amendmentNovember 15, 2023Stephen BlaisMoved-
amendmentNovember 15, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
amendmentNovember 15, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
amendmentNovember 16, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
amendment to amendmentNovember 16, 2023Paul CalandraMoved-
amendment to amendmentNovember 16, 2023-DebatedDebate adjourned
motionNovember 16, 2023-Debated-
amendment to amendmentNovember 16, 2023John JordanMoved closureVote deferred
amendment to amendmentNovember 20, 2023-ClosureCarried on division
motionNovember 20, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 69 Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Canada should take immediate steps to eliminate the carbon tax on grocery items.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 25, 2023-Moved-
motionOctober 25, 2023-Debated-
motionOctober 25, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionOctober 26, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 68 Ms. Pierre (Burlington)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Education should call upon Ontario school boards to implement a comprehensive epilepsy policy, which includes training to teachers and staff on the administration of emergency epilepsy medication to students having an epileptic seizure promoting a safe and healthy learning environment.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 15, 2023Natalie PierreMoved-
motionNovember 15, 2023-Debated-
motionNovember 15, 2023-Question put-
motionNovember 15, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 67 Ms. Jama (Hamilton Centre)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately double Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program payments to recipients as part of an overall strategy to reduce poverty in Ontario.

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Motion 66 Mr. Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should adopt the recommendations of the Official Opposition Report on the Indigenous Determinants of Health so that Ontario recognizes "Indigeneity" and "colonialism" as overarching and intersectional determinants of health across Government ministries. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 26, 2023Sol MamakwaMoved-
motionOctober 26, 2023-Debated-
motionOctober 26, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionOctober 30, 2023-VoteLost on division
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Motion 65 Mr. Kernaghan (London North Centre)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should establish and fund a new public agency called Homes Ontario to finance and build 250,000 new affordable and non-market homes on public land over ten years, to be operated and/or constructed by public, non-profit or co-op housing providers.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 24, 2023Terence KernaghanMoved-
motionOctober 24, 2023-Debated-
motionOctober 24, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionOctober 25, 2023-VoteLost on division
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Motion 64 Mr. Jones (Chatham-Kent—Leamington)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs should continue to support employers of International Agricultural Workers and employees by providing informational resources on benefits available to all workers in Ontario, to demonstrate Ontario's commitment to the growth and sustainability of the food production and processing sectors and to ensure Ontario remains a destination of choice to those workers who enter Canada through any recognized federal or provincial program.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 19, 2023Trevor JonesMoved-
motionOctober 19, 2023-Debated-
motionOctober 19, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 63 Mr. Rae (Perth—Wellington)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should further build out its clean, green nuclear fleet, which is already the backbone of Ontario's clean electricity grid, to continue providing families and industries with the reliable, low-cost, and clean power needed to power Ontario's growth. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 18, 2023Matthew RaeMoved-
motionOctober 18, 2023-Debated-
motionOctober 18, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionOctober 19, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 62 Mr. Byers (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)

That, in the opinion of this House, medical isotopes should be formally recognized by the Government of Ontario in its life sciences and commercialization strategy because of their crucial role in medical research, the projected expansion of the global isotopes market and Ontario's potential for international recognition. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionOctober 17, 2023Rick ByersMoved-
motionOctober 17, 2023-Debated-
motionOctober 17, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 61 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario must establish a provincial short-term rental registry and restrict short term rentals and mid-term rentals to a person's primary residence in areas with a rental vacancy rate of 5% or less.

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Moved without notice Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That leave be given to introduce a Bill entitled, An Act to reverse changes to the Greenbelt and that the same be now read the first time.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 25, 2023Marit StilesMoved-
motionSeptember 25, 2023-Question put-
motionSeptember 25, 2023-VoteLost on division
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Motion 60 Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should immediately permit the Toronto District School Board to collect development charges to help fund the construction, repair and maintenance of schools as part of an overall funding plan to build and maintain schools to a state of good repair.

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Motion 59 Mr. Fraser (Ottawa South)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should, alongside other relevant regulatory bodies, develop a strategic plan to regulate the timing, frequency, location and use of celebrities within gambling advertisements in the province in response to the increase in minors using online gambling services in Ontario.

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Motion 58 Ms. Pasma (Ottawa West—Nepean)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Education should develop a system to track the number of exclusions, modified days, requests for pickup and informal “soft-suspensions” that cause the exclusion of students with disabilities.

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Motion 57 Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should aggressively pursue energy infrastructure modernization and collaborate with Local Distribution Companies so that Ontario can be ready for mass electric vehicle use, electrification of other energy systems and Distributed Energy Systems. 

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Motion 56 Mr. Pang (Markham—Unionville)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery should investigate the issue of Notice of Security Interests with respect to direct agreements for goods prescribed for the purposes of subsection 43.1(1) of the Consumer Protection Act, including the feasibility of requiring suppliers of goods to disclose to consumers prominently in the direct agreements the amount of security interests and imposing a penalty to suppliers who fail to do so; and report back to the House by the end of 2023. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJune 7, 2023Billy PangMoved-
motionJune 7, 2023-Debated-
motionJune 7, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 55 Mr. Oosterhoff (Niagara West)

That, in the opinion of this House, the value of Ontario's prison chaplains in providing spiritual care and preventing crime and recidivism should be recognized, and Community Reintegration Tables should include the involvement of Chaplains and Indigenous spiritual leaders, Elders or healers in their governance structure with spiritual group representation added to their membership in order to provide connections to religious and spiritual services for those offenders who express interest.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJune 1, 2023Sam OosterhoffMoved-
motionJune 1, 2023-Debated-
motionJune 1, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionJune 5, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 54 Mr. Leardi (Essex)

That, in the opinion of this House, the government should reject the "defund the police" position and continue funding police, seizing illegal guns, suppressing gangs and supporting victims of violence through the Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMay 31, 2023Anthony LeardiMoved-
motionMay 31, 2023-Debated-
motionMay 31, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 53 MPP Andrew (Toronto—St. Paul's)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should implement an immediate ban on above guideline rent increases (AGIs) for landlords or real estate investment trusts (REITs) operating five or more rental units as part of an affordable housing strategy providing relief from predatory gouging and high rent inflation.

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Motion 52 Ms. Stiles (Davenport)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should terminate the lease with Therme Canada and stop the transfer of public funds to build a private spa at Ontario Place. 

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Motion 51 Mr. Crawford (Oakville)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Colleges and Universities should work with the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions to take the necessary steps to engage with relevant stakeholders to consider the development of a process for the certification of addiction peer-support specialists.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMay 16, 2023Stephen CrawfordMoved-
motionMay 16, 2023-Debated-
motionMay 16, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 50 Ms. Hogarth (Etobicoke—Lakeshore)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should adopt mechanisms for disclosure outlined in Clare's Law to make information relating to intimate partner violence convictions accessible to at-risk individuals who are seeking this information on a confidential basis in order to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJune 6, 2023Christine HogarthMoved-
motionJune 6, 2023-Debated-
motionJune 6, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionJune 7, 2023-VoteCarried on division
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Motion 49 Mr. Grewal (Brampton East)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Education should continue its advocacy to education stakeholders in the province of Ontario, such as school boards, faculties of education and the Ontario College of Teachers to strengthen professional learning on mental health for educators and school staff, keeping in mind strategies to support mental health and well-being with a focus on social-emotional learning skills, mindfulness, outdoor learning and physical activity initiatives with advice from local health units, and approaches that foster a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMay 11, 2023Hardeep GrewalMoved-
motionMay 11, 2023-Debated-
motionMay 11, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 48 Mr. Bailey (Sarnia—Lambton)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should continue supporting police services in locating vulnerable missing persons and assess innovative solutions that can bring more loved ones home. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionApril 26, 2023Robert BaileyMoved-
motionApril 26, 2023-Debated-
motionApril 26, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 47 Miss Taylor (Hamilton Mountain)

That, in the opinion of this House, the government should make the passage of Bill 74, An Act to amend the Missing Persons Act, 2018, a priority for the 43rd Parliament.

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Motion 46 Mr. Flack (Elgin—Middlesex—London)

That, in the opinion of this House, the federal government should halt the alcohol escalator tax hike on Ontarians set for April 1, 2023 which will increase the price of wine, beer, and spirits.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 5, 2023-Withdrawn-
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Motion 45 Mrs. Martin (Eglinton—Lawrence)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Minister of Health and Ontario Health should develop a provincial framework that ensures that every Ontarian has access to quality care for chronic diseases and that is designed to improve chronic disease care, addressing prevention, management and treatment with an initial focus on diabetes and aligned with the existing Indigenous diabetes strategy, and that Ontario Health table its progress through public reporting within one year and provide annual updates on the state of care for persons with chronic diseases in Ontario.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionApril 19, 2023Robin MartinMoved-
motionApril 19, 2023-Debated-
motionApril 19, 2023-VoteCarried
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Motion 44 Ms. Khanjin (Barrie—Innisfil)

That, in the opinion of this House, the federal government should halt the carbon tax hike set for April 1, 2023, which will add 14.31 cents to the cost of a litre of gas, and will therefore increase the cost of everything for Ontarians.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 25, 2023-Withdrawn-
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Motion 43 Mr. Flack (Elgin—Middlesex—London)

That, in the opinion of this House, the federal government should halt the alcohol escalator tax hike on Ontarians set for April 1, 2023, which will increase the price of wine, beer, and spirits by 6.3%.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionSeptember 5, 2023-Withdrawn-
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Motion 42 Ms. Shaw (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should expand the Greenbelt and work with farmers and municipal leaders to protect Ontario's farmland from encroachment by land speculators.

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Motion 41 Ms. Shaw (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should base all its decisions about water on our treaty obligation, public interest and guaranteed access to sustainable water resources for future generations and should collaborate with Indigenous people, farmers, rural Ontarians and conservation authorities in developing a provincial water strategy to protect our water, create jobs and take essential action on the climate crisis. 

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Motion 40 Ms. Shaw (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should launch a transparent and public review of the Permit to Take Water process, particularly for bottled water operations, to ensure permitting provides for long-term stability, public use, and good watershed management.

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Motion 39 Ms. Shaw (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should work with Indigenous peoples, First Nations, and the federal government, along with community, business, and rural and environmental stakeholders, to develop a strategy to protect 30% of Ontario's lands and waters by 2030.

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Motion 38 Mr. Riddell (Cambridge)

That, in the opinion of this House, daycares and childcare facilities should be required to report absent children to parents, guardians and caregivers, similar to the safe arrival programs in place in public schools.

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Motion 37 Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should provide additional funding to address the backlog in Ontario's tribunal system and work towards creating a non-partisan oversight body to help preserve the independence of Ontario's adjudicative tribunals.

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Motion 36 Mrs. Stevens (St. Catharines)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ministry of Health should expand the Ontario Health Insurance Plan to cover universal access to all prescription contraception.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionNovember 29, 2023Jennifer (Jennie) StevensMoved-
motionNovember 29, 2023-Debated-
motionNovember 29, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionNovember 30, 2023-VoteLost on division
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Motion 35 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 January 2022 urban boundaries intact.

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Motion 34 Ms. Armstrong (London—Fanshawe)

That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should transform the social assistance rate structure so that all adults have access to a consistent and equitable level of support regardless of their living situation.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 22, 2023Teresa ArmstrongMoved-
motionMarch 22, 2023-Debated-
motionMarch 22, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionMarch 23, 2023-VoteLost on division
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Motion 33 MPP Lindo ()

That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford Government should, as part of an effort to enhance transparency and accountability and address the impact of renovictions in the rental housing market, establish a rent registry maintained by the Landlord and Tenant Board and set out rules requiring that landlords file statements with the Board for inclusion in the registry, providing for consequences for failing to file the statement and governing the disclosure of information in the registry. 

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionJuly 13, 2023-Withdrawn-
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Motion 32 Ms. Pasma (Ottawa West—Nepean)

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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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 7, 2023Jessica BellMoved-
motionMarch 7, 2023-Debated-
motionMarch 7, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionMarch 8, 2023-VoteLost on division
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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.

TypeDateMemberEventOutcome
motionMarch 2, 2023Wayne GatesMoved-
motionMarch 2, 2023-Debated-
motionMarch 2, 2023-Question putVote deferred
motionMarch 6, 2023-VoteLost on division
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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 MPP 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 MPP 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 MPP 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 MPP 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, 2SLGBTQIA+, disability and other marginalized communities.

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Motion 9 MPP 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, 2022Andrea KhanjinMoved-
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, 2022Patrice BarnesMoved-
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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