Debates and Progress

First Reading

June 16, 2008
Minister's Statement and Mrs. Witmer and Mme Gélinas

Second Reading

September 22, 2008
Principal Debaters:
Hon. David Caplan, Ms. Laurel C. Broten, Mrs. Elizabeth Witmer

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Norm Miller, Mme France Gélinas, Mr. Bob Delaney, Mr. Ted Arnott, Mr. Frank Klees, Ms. Cheri DiNovo

September 23, 2007
Principal Debaters:
Mme France Gélinas, Mr. Phil McNeely, Ms. Lisa MacLeod

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Bill Mauro, Mr. Jim Wilson, Mr. Paul Miller, Ms. Laurel C. Broten, Mr. Norm Miller, Mrs. Amrit Mangat

September 29, 2008
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Peter Shurman, Mr. Michael Prue

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Paul Miller, Mrs. Carol Mitchell, Mrs. Christine Elliott

September 30, 2008
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Frank Klees

October 6, 2008
Declared carried. Referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.


Standing Committee on Social Policy
October 27, 2008
November 4, 2008

November 5, 2008
Reported to the House without amendment. Ordered for third reading.

Third Reading

November 17, 2008
Principal Debaters:
Hon. Christopher Bentley, Ms. Laurel C. Broten, Mrs. Liz Sandals, Mrs. Elizabeth Witmer, Mrs. Joyce Savoline, Mme France Gélinas

Questions and Comments:
Ms. Cheri DiNovo, Mr. Mike Colle, Mr. John O'Toole, Mr. Jerry J. Ouellette, Mr. Yasir Naqvi, Mr. Ted Arnott, Mr. Peter Kormos, Mr. Mario Sergio, Ms. Lisa MacLeod, Mr. Phil McNeely

November 18, 2008
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Rosario Marchese, Hon. Michael Chan

Questions and Comments:
Ms. Laurel C. Broten, Mr. Ted Chudleigh, Ms. Cheri DiNovo, Mr. Mike Colle, Mr. Kuldip Kular

Declared carried.

Royal Assent: Thursday, November 27, 2008

Coming into force:
Royal Assent.