Written questions list

This page lists questions published in the Orders and Notices paper. It also lists the dates responses were provided. The government must file a response within 24 sessional days of the tabling of the question. The response is delivered to the Clerk of the House and to the MPP who tabled the question.

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42nd Parliament, 1st Session

Question 241: Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Attorney General provide the full cost of hiring Benjamin Zycher as an expert witness for the Government of Ontario in the recent hearing on the constitutionality of the Government mandated anti-gas tax pump stickers.

Question 240: Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines provide the full cost of hiring Benjamin Zycher as an expert witness for the Government of Ontario in the recent hearing on the constitutionality of the Government mandated anti-gas tax pump stickers.

Question 239: Mr. Fraser (Ottawa South) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General elaborate on what the Ministry has done to ensure the safety of inmates, those awaiting trial and employees in Ontario’s correctional facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and indicate what provisions and supplies have been provided to reduce the likelihood that anyone in Ontario’s correctional facilities contracts the COVID-19 virus.

Question 238: Mr. Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks provide a comparison showing how each mandatory condition contained in the recently revoked Declaration Order MNR-75 under the Environmental Assessment Act is maintained and continued in specific policies, manuals, programs, regulations, or procedures developed or promulgated under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act.

Question 237: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the relevant documents to support her claim made during Question Period on July 7, 2020 that 96% of Ontario’s COVID-19 test results are returned within 24 hours.

Question 236: Mme Collard (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing elaborate on how the Ministry’s relief measures for renters during COVID-19, including stays on residential and commercial evictions and rent relief measures, constitute part of a balanced approach to accommodating the unique challenges faced by both tenants and landlords during these difficult times for all.

Question 235: Mme Collard (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services elaborate on why the Ministry does not intend to extend the enhanced emergency benefit for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) clients for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and explain why this emergency benefit provides ODSP clients with substantially less monthly income than Canada Emergency Response Benefit recipients.

Question 234: Mr. Schreiner (Guelph) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks please provide a full list of all the proposals for policies, acts, regulations and instruments that were approved while Regulation 115/20 was in place, which exempted these changes from full oversight under the Environmental Bill of Rights.

Question 233: Mr. Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk—James Bay) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please explain why the Ministry of Transportation Estimates for 2020-2021 do not include funding to restore the Ontario Northland passenger rail service, nor show any evidence of progress toward this goal, and whether the Minister intends to deliver the reopening of the Northlander before the next provincial election.

Question 232: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House what amount of the $237 million settlement will be returned and/or not paid because Crosslink Transit Solutions will not complete the Eglinton Crosstown project by the September 2021 deadline.

Question 231: Mr. Schreiner (Guelph) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please explain if the government is currently considering expanding access to safer drug supplies by including injectable Opioid Agonist Therapies (OATs) in the Ontario Drug Benefit formulary in an effort to prevent overdose deaths, which are on the rise in recent months as people face new barriers accessing Consumption and Treatment Services.

Question 230: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Government and Consumer Services provide details of the number of available stock of already-manufactured white “Yours to Discover” license plates existing on March 1, April 1, May 1 and June 1, 2020, providing details of which Service Ontario locations had inventory on-site and which open-during-COVID Service Ontario locations were with and without inventory, providing specific details as to the timelines of availability of plates - specifying both the original white and the blue, while explaining the process for relocating inventory as needed.

Question 229: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide details of the process for municipalities and regional municipalities to follow for ensuring that infrastructure projects’ business cases completed by Metrolinx can meet provincial Ministry criteria so as to prevent delays and additional cost to municipalities, and provide a list of municipal projects affected by the need to resubmit new business plans, as the originals done by Metrolinx did not meet Ministry criteria, and provide an update on the status of these affected projects.

Question 228: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide details as to how the changes to traffic and road use during the COVID-19 pandemic are being measured, and specifically outline any impact that traffic patterns and volume may have on both the speed limit increase pilot and the study of tolls on the 412, 418 and 407 highways.

Question 227: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide details both of the rationale for introducing the speed limit increase pilot in the province of Ontario, and for continuing with the pilot during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question 226: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide details of the data collection methods, statistics, and specific databases that are being implemented or utilized in the provincial speed limit increase pilot project, and specifically address whether or not statistics and/or data from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) and/or Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) circle of care databases, insurance claims, severe injury statistics and Coroners’ data are being included in the pilot.

Question 225: Mr. Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk—James Bay) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please indicate the precise date and location of the Ministry of Transportation’s increased speed limit pilot project in Northern Ontario (as mentioned in the News Release of March 11, 2020), and specify what type of data the Ministry will use to evaluate this specific project’s performance.

Question 224: Mr. Schreiner (Guelph) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please explain why Ontario’s full testing capacity is not already being used to test asymptomatic people in high-risk categories such as health workers, manufacturing and food processing workers, and taxi drivers.

Question 223: Mr. Schreiner (Guelph) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please explain if Ontario acted on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health by entering Stage 1 of reopening before beginning asymptomatic or surveillance testing.

Question 222: Mr. Schreiner (Guelph) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please explain if Ontario’s public health units have received additional funding to increase capacity for rapid contact tracing of COVID-19 positive tests and for data entry of testing results.

Question 221: Mr. Hillier (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please explain what steps has the Ministry taken to ensure that FAC (Functional Assessment Centre) clients are made aware that there is an appeal and/or complaints process available to them, should they feel they were treated unjustly or unfairly during their Functional Assessment (FA) examination(s) or by the examination provider.

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Question 220: Mr. Hillier (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please explain why a government service (Functional Assessments) that is being provided by a contractor (DAC/Larry’s Drive School), is not required to accept electronic payments (ie: visa, debit etc.), and is permitted to operate on a cash-only basis.

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Question 219: Mr. Hillier (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please indicate how many complaints were filed with the Ministry regarding Larry’s Drive School Functional Assessments for each of the five previous fiscal years.

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Question 218: Mr. Hillier (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please provide a summary of complaints filed with the Ministry regarding drivers’ experiences with the FAC (Functional Assessment Centre) contractors for each of the five previous fiscal years.

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Question 217: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Long-Term Care please advise when Bill 153, Long-Term Care Homes Amendment (Till Death Do Us Part) Act will be called for hearings at the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.

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Question 216: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Government and Consumer Services provide comprehensive details of the testing process of the blue licence plates as well as a thorough cost breakdown of any public money spent on the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and disposal of both the blue licence plates and the enhanced licence plates.

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Question 215: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide a copy of the names, titles, and organizational affiliations of the expert advisory panel set up by Metrolinx in November 2019, to review the criteria used to develop business cases for transit projects, as well as the criteria used to select panel members, any payment panel members receive, and the scope of the panel’s work.

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Question 214: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health indicate when she will change the scope of practice to allow Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists to convey a diagnosis for the conditions they treat and make direct referral to Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist and Psychologists.

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Question 213: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide copies of the 12 letters of direction from the Ministers of Transportation to Metrolinx from August 2017 to the present day.

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Question 212: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please advise how much money the Ministry of Health has spent on transfer payments to third parties through the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, how much is projected to be transferred by the end of the fiscal year and provide a list of recipient organizations and funds received to date for each of those.

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Question 211: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please advise whether or not Ontario Health is currently able to accept funding for research from other Ministries, the Government of Canada and/or non-profit organizations without the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

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Question 210: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please advise the total number of applicants that were deemed ineligible to receive supports through the Ontario Drug Benefit, Trillium Drug Program, Exceptional Access Program and Case-by-Case Review Program when applying for coverage of any form of take-home cancer drug.

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Question 209: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health provide an itemized breakdown of money spent to date through the Canada-Ontario Bilateral Agreement to Improve Healthcare Service.

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Question 208: Ms. Begum (Scarborough Southwest) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services describe what emergency plan is being developed now to deal with programming losses for children with autism in Northern Ontario.

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Question 207: Ms. Begum (Scarborough Southwest) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services describe what plan is being created by the Ministry to begin monitoring the incidence/level of ASD in Ontario, region by region, to better understand the future program needs of families in those regions.

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Question 206: Ms. Begum (Scarborough Southwest) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services provide the most recent data regarding children on the waitlist for autism services versus those children who are now in service, in the 9 regions.

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Question 205: Ms. Begum (Scarborough Southwest) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services provide data showing the total hours of ABA therapy provided by age of child and DSO versus DFO in each of the 9 regional autism programs.

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Question 204: Ms. Begum (Scarborough Southwest) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services provide details showing the total cost of the Ontario Autism Program broken down by age of child and DSO versus DFO in each of the 9 regional autism programs.

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Question 203: Ms. Begum (Scarborough Southwest) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services provide details showing the number of clinical staff for each regional autism program compared to the number of hours of direct service provided to families of children with autism thus far in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

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Question 202: Mr. Natyshak (Essex) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services confirm if an RFP was issued for the contract it has with the Hanen Centre to provide “More than Words and TalkAbility” programs, or if it was sole-sourced and what are the terms, conditions and value of the contract.

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Question 201: Mr. Natyshak (Essex) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services provide the breakdown by region, of the number of parents with children on the wait list for OAP services who are expected to access this training.

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Question 200: Mr. Natyshak (Essex) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services confirm if an RFP was issued for this work or if it was sole-sourced and what are the terms, conditions and value of the contract.

Notes: Question withdrawn.

Question 199: Mr. Natyshak (Essex) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services describe the process used to select the Hanen Centre to provide “More than Words and TalkAbility” programs to parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder beginning February 2020.

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Question 198: Mr. Natyshak (Essex) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services specify if an RFP was issued for the contract it has with the Child and Parent Resource Institute or if this was sole-sourced by the Ministry and what are the terms, conditions and value of this contract.

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Question 197: Mr. Natyshak (Essex) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services provide details of the contract it has with the Child and Parent Resource Institute to provide 15 in-person training sessions to community-based mental health stakeholders and caregivers in 2020.

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Question 196: Mr. Harden (Ottawa Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please indicate what resources, if any, will be provided to municipalities for the enforcement and administration of the e-scooters pilot program.

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Question 195: Mr. Harden (Ottawa Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please indicate whether any communication with the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility took place prior to the announcement of the e-scooters pilot program.

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Question 194: Mr. Harden (Ottawa Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please describe what measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of people with disabilities, particularly blind and partially-sighted people, following the e-scooters pilot program’s implementation.

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Question 193: Mr. Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk—James Bay) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please indicate how long ministry contractors took to achieve the bare pavement standard after the snow fall on November 27, 2019 for Highway 11 from the junction of Highway 655 to Highway 11 at the junction with Phillip Creek Road (49°45’38.9”N 85°11’37.5”W) and how these times were calculated.

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Question 192: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please indicate how long ministry contractors took to achieve the bare pavement standard after the snow fall on November 27, 2019 for Highway 144 from Cartier to the junction of Highway 101, for Highway 17 from Lively to Nairn Centre and from Kukagami Lake Road to Coniston, for Highway 69 from the French River to the City of Sudbury city limit as well as Highway 101 between Ivanhoe Lake and the Highway 144 junction and how those times were calculated.

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Question 191: Mrs. Stevens (St. Catharines) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health provide an update on what process and criteria applicants are required to satisfy to be approved for the drug Spinraza under the Ministry’s Exceptional Access Program, and how are physicians made aware of the aforementioned criteria and the process.

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Question 190: Ms. Morrison (Toronto Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Attorney General provide an update on what processes are in place at the Landlord Tenant Board to ensure that landlords and tenants are notified when orders of above-the-guideline rent increases expire to ensure that tenants receive their legally mandated increases and explain how orders of above-the-guideline increases are tracked.

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Question 189: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide a copy of the procurement options analysis for the Ontario Line.

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Question 188: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide a list of transit projects in the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan in order of priority, and identity which projects are funded, to what amount and by who, and which projects are unfunded.

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Question 187: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Attorney General provide an estimate of the cost to the Ontario Government of appealing the Federal Government’s carbon tax rules to the Supreme Court.

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Question 186: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Colleges and Universities please advise how much money the Ministry of Colleges and Universities has spent on transfer payments to post-secondary institutions through the Women’s Campus Safety Grant in this fiscal year, how much is projected to be transferred by the end of the fiscal year, and provide a list of recipient institutions and funds received to date for each of those.

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Question 185: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Colleges and Universities please provide the current Terms of Reference for the Women’s Campus Safety Grant, the dates on which the Terms of Reference for the Women’s Campus Safety Grant have been reviewed since 1991, and the date on which the Terms of Reference for the Women’s Campus Safety Grant can be expected to be reviewed next.

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Question 184: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the timing for when the allocation will be released for future stages of work for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 183: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide if an allocation remains for the Stages 2 and 3 costs as was previously identified and approved for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 182: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the timeline for completing Stage 2 for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 181: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the allocated funding amount for Stage 2 for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 180: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the timing for funding Stage 2 work for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 179: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the timing for Stage 3 approval for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 178: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the timing for Stage 2 approval for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 177: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the planning for establishing a firm RFQ date based on previous approval for Stage 2 status, upon completion of the outstanding Stage 1 requirement for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 176: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the timing for when funding will flow for Stage 2 work, upon completion of the outstanding Stage 1 requirement for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 175: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please provide the timing for listing the RFQ date upon completion of the outstanding Stage 1 requirement for the Windsor Regional Hospital.

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Question 174: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please provide the date on which the Anti-Racism Directorate began drafting its targets and indicators as they currently appear online as well as the date on which those targets and indicators were published online.

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Question 173: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Colleges and Universities please advise how much money the Ministry of Colleges and Universities has spent on transfer payments to third parties delivering anti-racism initiatives in this fiscal year, how much is projected to be transferred by the end of the fiscal year and provide a list of recipient organizations and funds received to date for each of those.

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Question 172: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please advise how much money the Ministry of Education has spent on transfer payments to third parties delivering anti-racism initiatives in this fiscal year, how much is projected to be transferred by the end of the fiscal year and provide a list of recipient organizations and funds received to date for each of those.

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Question 171: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please advise how much money the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has spent on transfer payments to third parties delivering anti-racism initiatives in this fiscal year, how much is projected to be transferred by the end of the fiscal year and provide a list of recipient organizations and funds received to date for each of those.

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Question 170: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please advise how much money the Ministry of the Solicitor General has spent on transfer payments to third parties delivering anti-racism initiatives in this fiscal year, how much is projected to be transferred by the end of the fiscal year and provide a list of recipient organizations and funds received to date for each of those.

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Question 169: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please advise how much money the Anti-Racism Directorate has spent on transfer payments to third parties delivering anti-racism initiatives in this fiscal year, how much is projected to be transferred by the end of the fiscal year and provide a list of recipient organizations and funds received to date for each of those.

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Question 168: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please advise how much money the Anti-Racism Directorate has spent on services in this fiscal year and how much is projected to be spent on services by the end of the fiscal year; and would she please provide a list of the services being funded, the amounts spent to date for each, and the amounts projected to be spent, by service, by the end of the fiscal year.

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Question 167: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please advise how much money the Anti-Racism Directorate has spent in this fiscal year on salaries and how much is projected to be spent on salaries by the end of the fiscal year.

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Question 166: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry explain what the Ministry is doing to make up for the loss of a local fish and wildlife biologist in Owen Sound who played a vital role in the carrying out hatchery programs, stream rehabilitation and wildlife projects.

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Question 165: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks explain what actions the Ministry is taking to monitor and mitigate environmental impacts of a proposed hydro-electric generation project in Meaford.

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Question 164: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade explain what the Ministry is doing to attract full-time jobs to my riding of Simcoe—Grey.

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Question 163: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health provide a timeline of when the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital can expect to receive funding for their redevelopment.

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Question 162: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health provide a timeline of when Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston can expect to receive funding for their redevelopment.

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Question 161: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Long-Term Care commit to supporting applications for more long-term care bed licenses in my riding.

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Question 160: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Long-Term Care provide an update on when Hospice Georgian Triangle can expect to receive operational funding for the four of their ten beds that continue to sit idle.

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Question 159: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health provide an update on what the government is doing to develop a rare drug strategy in Ontario.

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Question 158: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health provide an update on the status of OHIP approval for the medications Orkambi and Symdeko as a treatment for cystic fibrosis, or if any actions have been taken to negotiate a better price for these medications.

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Question 157: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health provide an update on what the government is doing to help people with cystic fibrosis.

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Question 156: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry please indicate when the Ministry will make a final decision regarding the future of the spring bear hunt as the 5 year pilot project is soon ending.

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Question 155: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Government and Consumer Services please share when Franco-Ontarians can expect to have accents on their driver's licences and health cards.

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Question 154: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs please confirm whether or not an agricultural producer or farm that uses biosolids or human excrement as fertilizer can be considered for, or be successful in achieving the “organic” designation in the province of Ontario.

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Question 153: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs please provide the number and type of farms or agricultural organizations that purchase, apply or use biosolids and/or human excrement and provide the details of the use of the product.

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Question 152: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health please state when she will release the terms of reference, membership and first meeting of the committee to implement the recommendations included in the final report of the task force on environmental health - “Care Now” An Action Plan to Improve Care for People with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM) and Environmental Sensitivities/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (ES/MCS).

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Question 151: Ms. Singh (Brampton Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain, (considering that on April 15, 2019, correspondence from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to Ameek Singh was received stating that The Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine is receiving input through regional focus group sessions with front line providers and patients in communities across Ontario through early spring and that there was no specific session planned for Brampton), why Brampton was not included in the consultation to end hallway medicine, given that Brampton receives the least per capita healthcare funding allocation by the province of Ontario. Furthermore: (a) When is the next report expected to be published on the regional focus group sessions and are any consultations from Brampton included in this report; (b) If recommendations in the Premier’s Council report were not made for Brampton, what is the government’s plan in addressing hallway healthcare and the capacity issues in Brampton; (c) If there is no plan for Brampton to receive additional healthcare funding, why will Brampton not receive any additional funding.

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Question 150: Mr. Rakocevic (Humber River—Black Creek) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Government and Consumer Services indicate what actions he intends to take to address concerns raised by Canadians for Properly Built Homes and other consumer advocates concerning whether or not the Tarion Warranty Corporation will finally be required to publicly disclose the salaries of its executives and board members, and whether Tarion will be subject to the same “Sunshine List” salary disclosure requirements as public sector employees under the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, and what are the timelines or funding for such actions, if any.

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Question 149: Mr. Rakocevic (Humber River—Black Creek) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Government and Consumer Services please share what steps have been taken to implement the recommendation of the Honorable Justice Douglas Cunningham in his review of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, released in his final report on March 28, 2017 that the Government provide new home buyers with access to neutral and independent adjudication delivered by a body separate from the warranty provider, in order to resolve disputes between consumers and their builders and the Tarion Warranty Corporation, and what are the timelines or funding for such actions, if any.

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Question 148: Mr. Rakocevic (Humber River—Black Creek) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Government and Consumer Services indicate what actions he intends to take to address concerns raised by Canadians for Properly Built Homes and other consumer advocates concerning the nearly $600 million the Tarion Warranty Corporation has accumulated in its guarantee fund representing unspent fees ultimately collected from new home buyers, despite estimating its future warranty liabilities at less than half of this, and what are the timelines or funding for such actions, if any.

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Question 147: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide the breakdown of revenue generated from the tolls on the 407 East Extension and 412; and, further, provide the isolated revenue from the 412 only.

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Question 146: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House as to the status of the planned GO expansion to Bowmanville including the expected completion date of the project.

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Question 145: Ms. Singh (Brampton Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Attorney General indicate what actions she intends to take to address concerns raised by Canadians for Properly Built Homes and other consumer advocates about access to justice at the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and what are the timelines or funding for such actions, if any.

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Question 144: Mr. Burch (Niagara Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing indicate what actions he intend to take to address concerns raised by Canadians for Properly Built Homes and other consumer advocates concerning inadequate or inconsistent Ontario Building Code inspections during new home construction, and what are the timelines and funding for such actions, if any.

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Question 143: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please indicate how the government ensures that sufficient time is devoted to the acceptance, education and respect of LGBTQ rights in Health and Physical Education classes across the province.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 142: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please indicate how the government ensures that sufficient time is devoted to the issue of consent in Health and Physical Education classes across the province.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 141: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the President of the Treasury Board please indicate how much the advertisements from the Ontario government on the federal carbon tax cost to create and distribute.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 140: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Ministry of Transportation provide the proposed alignment and the location of the stations/stops for the proposed Ontario Line.

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Question 139: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide an estimate of the operating costs, ridership projections, and cost of each of the four transit projects (Ontario Line, Line 2 East Extension, Eglinton West LRT, Sheppard East Extension) identified in the transit proposal outlined in the 2019 Budget.

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Question 138: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide a copy of the 2018 Vendor Performance Report of Jacobs for its consulting work for Metrolinx.

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Question 137: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide a summary of the changes to ridership growth projections of the Hurontario LRT as a result of the removal of the three stop Mississauga loop.

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Question 136: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long Term Care please share what steps have been taken to implement the nineteen recommendations on the delivery of health care for Ontarians living with a diagnosed or undiagnosed rare disease as outlined in the Final Report presented by the Rare Diseases Working Group on March 10, 2017.

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Question 135: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please indicate when she intends to publically release the final report of the Task Force on Environmental Health which was submitted to the Ministry in December 2018.

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Question 134: Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade inform the House as to, with regards to polls administrated by the government since June 29, 2018, broken down by department or agency: (a) how many public opinion polls have been administered; (b) what amount has been spent on polls; and (c) what are the details of each poll administered, including (i) start and end date, (ii) pollster or vendor, (iii) list of all poll questions and subjects, (iv) results of each poll.

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Question 133: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please advise if there has been Ministerial approval of the Long Term Funding Agreements as set out in the recent amendment to the OLG Act 1999.

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Question 132: Mr. Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please advise if there has been any grant of governmental approval or appointment of Ontario Horse Racing as the sole authority for the entire racing industry.

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Question 131: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Question au Ministère — Est-ce que la Procureure générale pourrait fournir la liste des actions en justice présentement entamées contre la Couronne du Chef de l’Ontario à l’exception des poursuites en révision judiciaire.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 130: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please provide the status of the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment process and outline the Ministry’s plans, decisions, timelines and estimated completion date for the corridor including specifically – but not limited to – details about highways and a dedicated transit right-of-way, as well as confirm whether funding has been set aside for the highway in its 10-year infrastructure plan, and if so, how much.

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Question 129: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Infrastructure provide details and confirm that the Province of Ontario has a climate change plan in place that the Federal Government has confirmed will satisfy the Federal Government’s requisite condition for securing the transfer of over $1.4 billion in infrastructure dollars to Ontario’s municipalities as Phase 2 of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan.

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Question 128: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide the status of the community asset inventories developed collaboratively with the Anishinabek Nation and provide a detailed time frame and plan for the roll out of the asset inventories to communities across the four regions that will serve as test cases.

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Question 127: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Infrastructure confirm or provide details as to whether the Minister will support the Town of Erin and provide the necessary funding for the implementation phase of the Town’s municipally-owned wastewater treatment facility along with a specific timeline of when the Town can expect the funds.

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Question 126: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport provide specific rationale as to why Durham Region does not qualify for the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit (OFTTC) 10% Regional Bonus that is available to productions shot outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), despite the fact that much of Durham Region is of comparable distance from Toronto film studios as other jurisdictions that do successfully qualify for the same OFTTC Regional Bonus.

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Question 125: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Indigenous Affairs advise what the status is of the FASD Indigenous Partner Projects and whether or not the jurisdictional scans to explore foundational issues is on track to be finished by 2019.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 124: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services advise (a) if the FASD Public Awareness Campaign has been paid for and if so when, and (b) when will this campaign be launched, and (c) if the contractor who created the campaign has not been paid, when will that happen and what were the penalties if any for breaking this contract.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 123: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services advise what their plans are with respect to continuing the membership with the CanFASD Research Network and what has been communicated to that group to this effect.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 122: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Indigenous Affairs advise if (a) their plans are to continue the Indigenous Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder/Child Nutrition Program and (b) whether or not the First Nations groups that were receiving support through this program have been informed of what the status is, and (c) how many Indigenous service providers were serving how many Indigenous communities under this program.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 121: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services advise how many FASD workers have been hired, and how many of those are in First Nations communities.

Notes: Member resigned July 31, 2019.

Question 120: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please provide race-based data for government employees and appointees, and advise of strategies to diversify public employees and appointees.

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Question 119: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please provide details of anti-racism strategies, including implementation timelines.

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Question 118: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please provide details of meetings since June 2018 related to Ontario's anti-racism strategies, and any meeting notes from said meetings, whether internal or with external stakeholders.

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Question 117: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please provide details of the anti-racism initiatives continued and implemented since June 2018.

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Question 116: Ms. Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise on the total amount of funding granted to Consumption and Treatment Service applicants approved on March 29 2019.

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Question 115: Ms. Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise what the total number of Consumption and Treatment Service applications the Ministry has received to date.

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Question 114: Ms. Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide a copy of the evaluation and/or scoring criteria used to determine the eligibility for Consumption and Treatment Service funding, including any and all rubrics, scoring cards, and/or weighting systems used to evaluate/score applications.

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Question 113: Ms. Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please provide all definitions of “new rental units” as per the 2018 Fall Economic Statement, “reintroduction of the rent control exemption that will apply to new rental units first occupied after today”.

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Question 112: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please advise of all the data collected regarding the Anti-Racism Directorate and/or anti-racism work and provide the report and analysis of the data collected to date.

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Question 111: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please advise what actions and programs will be continued with the Anti-Racism Directorate and the strategy being implemented since June 2018.

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Question 110: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please provide details of the plans and/or strategies developed and implemented with the Anti-Racism Directorate and the Black Youth Action Plan since June 2018.

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Question 109: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please provide details of the meetings related to the Anti-Racism Directorate and any meeting notes from said meetings, whether internal or with external stakeholders.

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Question 108: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Solicitor General please provide details of the actions taken with the Anti-Racism Directorate since June 2018.

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Question 107: Ms. Morrison (Toronto Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services provide details of funding allocated and spent for the Investing in Women's Futures Fund for fiscal year 2018/2019 and how much has been budgeted for this fund for fiscal year 2019/2020.

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Question 106: Ms. Morrison (Toronto Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services provide the total amount budgeted in fiscal year 2019/2020 for all programs, services and transfer payments within her Ministry which were previously funded under the Ministry of the Status of Women.

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Question 105: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Infrastructure please describe what contingency plans exist should Bondfield Construction Company Inc., currently under creditor protection, be unable to fulfill its contractual obligations with respect to several public-private partnership projects procured by Infrastructure Ontario, and what costs could be incurred by the provincial government or its agencies as a consequence.

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Question 104: Mrs. Gretzky (Windsor West) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please advise (a) how many people with developmental disabilities are currently waiting to receive passport funding from the provincial government, and (b) how many people have received the guaranteed $5,000 per year funding as was committed to in Budget 2018.

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Question 103: Mrs. Gretzky (Windsor West) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please provide a breakdown of the purported $17 billion cost of the Basic Income Pilot Project.

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Question 102: Mrs. Gretzky (Windsor West) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide a specific timeline for the implementation of the amendment to Health Insurance Act - Regulation 552: General.

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Question 101: Mr. Hillier (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide for each of the 5 previous fiscal years how many Ontario residents have been treated out of province through the Out-of-Province Prior-approval process (OOP) for services that either weren't available in Ontario, or were not available in a timely manner.

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Question 100: Mr. Hillier (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide for each of the 5 previous fiscal years how many Ontario residents have been treated out of country through the Out-of-Country Prior-approval process (OOC) for services that either weren't available in Ontario, or were not available in a timely manner.

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Question 99: Mr. Hillier (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide for each of the 5 previous fiscal years the number of OHIP claims submitted by physicians in private practice, and what number were paid out to physicians, and what percentage of claims were rejected, and what was their total value in dollars.

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Question 98: Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education inform the House as to the status of the government's plan for the Early Childhood Educators' wage subsidy; how much has been spent on this wage subsidy so far; is there a plan from this government to continue this subsidy program; if not, when will this wage subsidy stop.

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Question 97: Mr. Hillier (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide for each of the five previous fiscal years how many OHIP claims were rejected because of each of these reasons: no OHIP coverage, invalid number, or an incorrect version code.

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Question 96: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House as to the status of the government’s plan for the future rehabilitation and/or expansion of Highway 401, including the reconstruction of the Highway 401 Harmony Road interchange.

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Question 95: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House as to the status of the planned GO expansion to Bowmanville including the expected completion date of the project.

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Question 94: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House as to the status of the government's plan to implement GO Regional Express Rail (RER) service along the GO Lakeshore East rail corridor in Durham Region with electrified service between Union Station and Oshawa.

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Question 93: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the exact reason in writing for denying St. Stephen's Community House in Kensington, Toronto, approval to run a safe consumption and treatment site.

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Question 92: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation provide an estimate on the projected change to ridership on GO as a result of the GO fare changes announced April 1, 2019 which include a new $3.70 fare on short trips and up to a 4% increase on long trips.

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Question 91: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Infrastructure please confirm whether Clark Savolaine, recently appointed to the Infrastructure Ontario board of directors, has resigned his position at KPMG as Senior Manager, Deal Advisory-Infrastructure, and what steps have been taken, if any, to avoid a real or perceived conflict of interest.

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Question 90: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry please explain why there is a dual regulation of water management and groundwater extraction at waterpower facilities between the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the Ontario Water Resources Act, administered by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.

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Question 89: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain what actions are being taken by the government to recruit and train more personal support workers in rural areas and across the province.

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Question 88: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the government’s palliative care strategy.

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Question 87: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain what the current standard of care is and the actions being taken to improve the standard of care for residents of long-term care homes in Ontario.

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Question 86: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide an update on what the government is doing for people with cystic fibrosis who are over the age of 18.

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Question 85: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the role Cysitic Fibrosis Canada played in the process of establishing a prescribing criteria for the medication Orkambi.

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Question 84: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain if they have had or plan to have any conversations with the pharmaceutical company Vertex about the medication Symdeko.

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Question 83: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide an update on the status of OHIP approval for the medication Symdeko as a treatment for cystic fibrosis.

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Question 82: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide the reasoning behind the prescribing criteria for the medication Orkambi considering it is preventative medication.

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Question 81: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain what the government is doing to remove the prescribing criteria of the medication Orkambi.

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Question 80: Mr. Wilson (Simcoe—Grey) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care explain what the Ministry is doing to negotiate a better price for the medication Orkambi.

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Question 79: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please inform the House (1) what plans have been made for storing data related to mandatory e-learning courses in Ontario, (2) whether this data will remain on servers while e-learning grows exponentially and what privacy protections have been put in place to ensure student privacy will be protected, including how the Ministry plans to monitor education workers and students participating in the new program, and (3) particularly how the Ministry will ensure the protection of privacy of students with Individual Education Plans with the transmission of sensitive files.

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Question 78: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please inform the House (1) what the policy will be regarding students who drop or fail a mandatory e-learning course, (2) will the student be required to take the course a second time and will the cost be covered by the Ministry of Education, (3) and will they be required to take the course online again even if they prefer face to face options.

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Question 77: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please inform the House how attendance will be tracked if a student enrolled in a mandatory e-learning course is not required to physically be present in class, and what advice the ministry has received regarding liability related to a student being injured during their allotted mandatory e-learning time, if the student is not physically present in school during the course.

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Question 76: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please advise whether teachers will be required to respond to student inquiries after the face to face workday, as many students currently access e-learning after school hours.

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Question 75: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please advise whether the proposed mandatory e-learning courses will count as part of a student's full-time funding at their respective schools or will the funding model be changed to reflect different streams.

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Question 74: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please confirm whether or not e-learning programs will be offered to private schools, either in Ontario or abroad, for a fee, and whether Private School students in Ontario will also be required to complete four mandatory online courses in order to graduate.

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Question 73: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education inform the House whether the Ministry is currently considering delivery and development of e-learning services through private companies and provide names of any privately funded company that has approached, or has been approached by the Ministry of Education to discuss the subject of e-learning or the expansion of e-learning services.

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Question 72: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education inform the House whether the Ministry intends to use D2L and OERB content to deliver e-learning classes.

Final answer:

Question 71: Ms. Shaw (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the President of the Treasury Board please provide a copy of all Treasury Board orders since June 29, 2018, including orders to adjust the authorized spending for any ministry program or sub-program.

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Question 70: Ms. Shaw (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the President of the Treasury Board please provide details of planned spending changes to approximately 40 ministry programs referred to in the Financial Accountability Officer's report, "Expenditure Estimates: A Review of Ontario's Proposed Spending Requirements for the 2018-19 Supply Bill," reflecting the differences in planned spending between the Expenditure Estimates published by the previous government and subsequently tabled by the current government, and the spending program outlined in the 2018 Fall Economic Statement.

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Question 69: Miss Taylor (Hamilton Mountain) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the President of the Treasury Board please provide a copy of the request from the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services to the Treasury Board "for an emergency $102 million" for the Ontario Autism Program, as mentioned by the Minister during Question Period on February 21, 2019, as well as the Treasury Board's response, including any Treasury Board orders.

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Question 68: Miss Taylor (Hamilton Mountain) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please provide details of the constraints on spending on the Ontario Autism Program that explain her statement during Question Period on February 21, 2019 that she was obliged to ask the Treasury Board "for an emergency $102 million" to maintain funding for a program whose budget was $321 million, according to the Expenditure Estimates published by the previous government and subsequently tabled by the current government.

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Question 67: Miss Taylor (Hamilton Mountain) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please reconcile her statement during Question Period on February 21, 2019 that she had increased the 2018-19 budget for the Ontario Autism Program from $256 million to $321 million, with the fact that the Expenditure Estimates published by the previous government and subsequently tabled by the current government showed planned spending for the OAP at $321 million in 2018-19, and that actual spending for the OAP in 2017-18 was $318 million, according to the Public Accounts.

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Question 66: Miss Taylor (Hamilton Mountain) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please provide details of all changes to authorized spending for the 2018-19 fiscal year since April 1, 2018 for the Ontario Autism Program, budgeted at $321 million in the Expenditure Estimates published by the previous government and subsequently tabled by the current government.

Final answer:

Question 65: Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Chair of Cabinet inform the House as to, with regards to polls administrated by the government since June 29, 2018, broken down by department or agency: (a) how many public opinion polls have been administered; (b) what amount has been spent on polls; and (c) what are the details of each poll administered, including (i) start and end date, (ii) pollster or vendor, (iii) list of all poll questions and subjects, (iv) results of each poll.

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Question 64: Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Premier inform the House as to, with regards to polls administrated by the government since June 29, 2018, broken down by department or agency: (a) how many public opinion polls have been administered; (b) what amount has been spent on polls; and (c) what are the details of each poll administered, including (i) start and end date, (ii) pollster or vendor, (iii) list of all poll questions and subjects, (iv) results of each poll.

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Question 63: Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services inform the House as to, with regards to polls administrated by the government since June 29, 2018, broken down by department or agency: (a) how many public opinion polls have been administered; (b) what amount has been spent on polls; and (c) what are the details of each poll administered, including (i) start and end date, (ii) pollster or vendor, (iii) list of all poll questions and subjects, (iv) results of each poll.

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Question 62: Ms. Stiles (Davenport) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please advise what the total cost of the 2018 education reform consultation was to the provincial government.

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Question 61: Mr. Harden (Ottawa Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please provide the new definition of disability for ODSP eligibility.

Final answer:

Question 60: Mr. Harden (Ottawa Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please confirm when a new definition of disability for ODSP recipients is coming in to effect.

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Question 59: Mr. Harden (Ottawa Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please provide all definitions of disability under consideration to determine ODSP eligibility.

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Question 58: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise what the total cost of the December 2018 closure and relocation of the Cambridge Central Ambulance Communications Centre was for the provincial government.

Final answer:

Question 57: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please advise if the review of the Highway 7 project as detailed in the southern highways program 2018–2022 (various twinning projects) is complete.

Final answer:

Question 56: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide the Ministry's transition plans to help high-needs children with autism in schools under the new Ontario Autism Program.

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Question 55: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please explain what costing the government has done to determine the long-term cost-saving of the government's new Ontario Autism Program.

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Question 54: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please confirm how the government's Ontario Autism Program is supported by evidence-based medicine and clinicians.

Final answer:

Question 53: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please provide the quantitative data used to determine the government's funding model for the Ontario Autism Program.

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Question 52: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please provide details on the funding model, including all carve-outs and funding geared to income, for the Ontario Autism Program.

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Question 51: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please advise what the expected cost is for the Ontario Autism Program for fiscal years 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Final answer:

Question 50: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform of when it last provided gas tax money to local municipalities, and when it is scheduled to issue its next payment.

Final answer:

Question 49: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform of its plan to provide gas tax money to local municipalities to use for transit, specifically if the government plans to keep the two cents a litre contribution or increase it to four cents a litre.

Final answer:

Question 48: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform when Michael Lindsay submitted his report(s) on the subway upload to the Minister of Transportation, or the expected date of the report(s) if they have not yet been received.

Final answer:

Question 47: Ms. Fife (Waterloo) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation please advise why Metrolinx's November 2018 business case creates a parallel program for two-way, all-day GO along the full length of the Kitchener line instead of including it in the main GO Expansion plan.

Final answer:

Question 46: Mr. Hassan (York South—Weston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please outline the timeline and process for transitioning the caseload from the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth to the Ombudsman's Office.

Final answer:

Question 45: Mr. Hassan (York South—Weston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please advise which staff positions within the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth will not be replicated within the Ombudsman's Office.

Final answer:

Question 44: Mr. Hassan (York South—Weston) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please advise how much of the staff in the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth will be transferred to work in the Ombudsman's Office.

Final answer:

Question 43: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide a list of all of the Kitchener Centre schools that submitted contracts that were not considered “eligible” and/or “approved to proceed” under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

Final answer:

Question 42: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Education please provide a list of all of the Kitchener Centre schools that submitted contracts for projects related to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) prior to its cancellation.

Final answer:

Question 41: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise how many of the proposed 6,000 long term care beds will be assigned to the City of Kitchener and, specifically, to Kitchener Centre.

Final answer:

Question 40: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise how many people are on the long-term care waitlist in the City of Kitchener and, specifically, in Kitchener Centre.

Final answer:

Question 39: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services please provide details on the budget for the Anti-Racism Directorate as a whole and the specific funding allocations for the Black Youth Action Plan.

Final answer:

Question 38: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities please provide details on the expected disciplinary measures to be exercised against students on university and college campuses should they contravene free speech policies and provide examples of approved disciplinary measures that would be enacted in response to a contravention of these policies.

Final answer:

Question 37: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities please provide a copy of documents, list of experts, and list of the best practices that have been used to set the minimum standards for the Free Speech Policies that Ontario colleges and universities are now required to implement.

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Question 36: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities please provide a copy of the memo issued to colleges and universities that sets out the minimum standard for the Free Speech Policies.

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Question 35: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities provide details on the minimum standards for the Free Speech Policies that the government will be setting for colleges and universities.

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Question 34: Ms. Lindo (Kitchener Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House of the status of negotiations for all-day, two-way GO Train service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto, the funding commitment to this project, and the timeline for completing the project.

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Question 33: Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines provide the Final Cost Estimate submitted by Monday, October 1, 2018 by Bruce Power to the IESO for its first reactor re-build and detail whether it exceeds the Cost Threshold.

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Question 32: Ms. Armstrong (London—Fanshawe) on

Enquiry for the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise what process the ministry used to come to the conclusion that 6,000 beds is the appropriate number of beds for alleviating waitlists in the province.

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Question 31: Ms. Armstrong (London—Fanshawe) on

Enquiry for the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise how many people are on the Long-Term Care waitlist in the City of London.

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Question 30: Ms. Armstrong (London—Fanshawe) on

Enquiry for the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please advise how many of the announced 6,000 beds will be allocated to South West LHIN and what is the breakdown by city, and specifically the City of London.

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Question 29: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services inform the House of the current number of federal immigration detainees currently held in provincial correctional facilities.

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Question 28: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Question au Ministère — Est-ce que la Procureure Générale pourrait informer la Chambre des subventions reçues par des organismes de défense des droits des femmes depuis le 1er juillet 2018 (montants et récipiendaires).

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Question 27: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues provide details as to the grants provided to women’s groups since July 1, 2018 (amounts and recipients).

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Question 26: Mr. Harden (Ottawa Centre) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please provide details regarding what steps have been taken to implement a comprehensive dental care program for low income seniors.

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Question 25: Ms. Hunter (Scarborough—Guildwood) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services please advise the number of outlets (both physical and online) licenced to sell ammunition in Ontario, by municipality, how much ammunition is sold, in Ontario, by municipality, each year, for the last ten (10) years.

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Question 24: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House what is the timeline for the completion of the Finch West LRT.

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Question 23: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House if they will introduce $3 fares for GO travel in Toronto and on trips 10 kms or less starting in January 2019.

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Question 22: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House of the Provincial Government's funding commitment to the Hurontario LRT.

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Question 21: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House of the operating costs of Presto, as well as the yearly state of good repair costs for Presto, for the most recent fiscal year.

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Question 20: Ms. Bell (University—Rosedale) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House of the operating costs of the Union Pearson Express for the 2017-2018 year.

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Question 19: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services inform the House of developments to their plan to address the settlement of asylum seekers and refugee claimants in Ontario.

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Question 18: Mme Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks inform the House of the details of how the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account funds have been spent to date.

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Question 17: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services inform the House of the current number of Federal immigration detainees currently held in provincial correctional facilities.

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Question 16: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House as to the status of the planned GO expansion to Bowmanville including the expected completion date of the project.

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Question 15: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House as to the status of the government's plan for the future rehabilitation and/or expansion of Highway 401, including the reconstruction of the Highway 401 Harmony Road interchange.

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Question 14: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House as to the status of the government's plan to implement GO Regional Express Rail (RER) service along the GO Lakeshore East rail corridor in Durham Region with electrified service between Union Station and Oshawa.

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Question 13: Ms. French (Oshawa) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Transportation inform the House as to the status of the Durham-Scarborough bus rapid transit (BRT) route along Highway 2, including the expected completion date of the project.

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Question 12: Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please inform the House as to when we can expect the 2017-2018 annual report to be tabled by the OLG, given that the 2016-2017 OLG annual report was tabled nearly a year late and the 2017-2018 report was to be tabled at the end of July 2018.

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Question 11: Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please confirm that the Government will allow and support the continued operation of Ajax Downs regardless of any additional gaming services or sites, such as the proposed Durham Live, coming into operation within the GTA gaming bundle.

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Question 10: Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please inform the House as to how much was paid by Gateway for each of the Southwest and North Gaming Bundles, respectively, that were both purchased for a total of $174,069,000, as stated on page 74 of the OLG 2016-2017 Annual Report.

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Question 9: Mr. Gates (Niagara Falls) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Finance please confirm that the Government will be returning the slots to the Fort Erie Race Track as promised by Premier Doug Ford on May 29, 2018 at a campaign stop in Niagara and if so, when can the residents expect this promise to be fulfilled and the slots to be returned to the Racetrack.

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Question 8: Mr. Schreiner (Guelph) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services please provide a breakdown detailing the $17 billion cost of the Basic Income program cited by the Minister and data showing the workplace participation rates of participants in the Basic Income Pilot project at the start of the program in April 2017 and on the day the Minister announced the cancellation of the program on July 31, 2018.

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Question 7: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long Term Care acknowledge that the IgA human tissue transglutaminase (IgA TTG) blood test which assists in the diagnosis of celiac disease and is recommended by experts from the Canadian Celiac Association and internationally should be included in the OHIP schedule of laboratory testing.

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Question 6: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care please explain how the Ministry is planning to address each of the recommendations in the Interim Report of the Minister’s Task Force on Environmental Health, titled “Time for Leadership: Recognizing and Improving Care” released publicly on September 29, 2017.

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Question 5: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Labour please provide statistics indicating how many worker’s appeals to the Ontario Labour Relations Board ended with a decision in the worker's favour for the years 2017, 2016 and 2015.

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Question 4: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Labour please provide statistics indicating how many times workers or unions approached the Ontario Labour Relations Board with regard to employer reprisals for the years 2017, 2016 and 2015.

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Question 3: Mme Gélinas (Nickel Belt) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Labour please provide statistics indicating how many Ontario Labour Relations Board hearings were held in relation to employer reprisals toward workers refusing unsafe work for the years 2017, 2016 and 2015.

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Question 2: Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services advise whether Ontario uses information collected by gun sellers about customers to track potential resellers of legal guns onto the illegal market. If yes, what are the results.

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Question 1: Mr. Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) on

Enquiry of the Ministry — Would the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services advise whether Ontario uses the information collected by sellers of ammunition to identify potential illegal resales of the ammunition that is legally bought. If yes, what are the results.

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