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 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.

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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.

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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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