Suze Morrison MPP, Toronto Centre

Government of Ontario
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  • signed Stop Handguns at the Source 2021-11-18 21:16:07 -0500

    Stop Handguns at the Source

    WHEREAS thousands of families across Ontario have mourned loved ones tragically and needlessly lost to gun violence.

    WHEREAS there are many innocent victims whose lives will never be the same, who have suffered life-long injuries or deep emotional trauma, because of illegal guns on our streets.

    WHEREAS this bill would help save families and victims the anguish and life-altering impact of gun violence by giving Ontario more tools and power to stop the flow of illegal guns from the source.

    WHEREAS the bill requires Ontario’s Attorney General to investigate and initiate legal action against American gun manufacturers who are alleged to be facilitating the flow of handguns out of the United States into Canada. The Attorney General would be required to consult with experts and affected communities to develop a legal strategy to stop the entry and sales of illegal handguns in Ontario.

    WHEREAS this bill is just one part of a larger strategy to address gun violence and its root causes, especially poverty, systemic racism, and lack of opportunity for young people.

    47 signatures

    THEREFORE WE, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to support MPP Peter Tabuns Stopping Handguns at the Source Act.

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  • signed Affirming Healthcare 2021-10-19 18:02:15 -0400

    Support the Gender Affirming Healthcare Act


    Whereas two-spirit, transgender, non-binary, gender diverse, and intersex communities face significant challenges to accessing health care services that are friendly, competent, and affirming in Ontario; 

    Whereas everyone deserves access to health care, and they shouldn’t have to fight for it, shouldn’t have to wait for it, and should never receive less care or support because of who they are; 

    Whereas gender affirming care is life saving care;

    119 signatures

    THEREFORE WE, the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to support MPP Suze Morrison’s private member’s bill The Gender Affirming Health Care Advisory Committee Act to improve access to and coverage for gender affirming health care in Ontario.

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  • signed No COVID evictions 2021-02-16 20:51:03 -0500

    No COVID evictions


    No one should be forced out of their home in the middle of the pandemic. 

    COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of having a safe, secure place to call home. 

    Right now thousands of tenants are unable to pay their rent and are about to be evicted. Many have nowhere to go. They are on the verge of becoming homeless - in winter, in the middle of the pandemic. 

    Lives are at risk. 

    On February 16th my bill to Stop to COVID evictions will be debated in the legislature. 

    We need the Provincial government to take action on this important issue and pass the bill as soon as possible. 

    Help us organize to Stop COVID evictions:

    1. Call and email the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Ask them to stop COVID evictions. 

    Premier Doug Ford


    [email protected]

    Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing 


    [email protected]

    2. Tell your friends and family to contact their local MPP and ask them to put pressure on the Premier to sign an emergency order to ban COVID evictions today. 

    Find your local MPP Here. 

    3. Sign the petition below to call on the provincial government to reinstate the moratorium on evictions and prohibit evictions for the nonpayment of rent for the period of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    756 signatures

    WHEREAS renters across Ontario are currently having a hard time paying rent and other bills, especially if they have lost their income during the Covid-19 pandemic;

    WHEREAS rent across Ontario is already too high and many families are barely managing to live month-to-month; shelters in communities across Ontario are full and with homelessness already a crisis;

    WHEREAS the rights of tenants are already limited, and the Ontario Landlord & Tenant Board is expediting eviction hearings without consideration to the public health consequence of pushing tenants out of their homes in the middle of pandemic; 


    That, in the opinion of this House, the provincial government should immediately take additional steps to help protect residential tenants by reinstating the temporary moratorium on residential evictions until Ontario has entered a post-pandemic recovery period and by prohibiting evictions for nonpayment of rent for the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • signed Culturally Responsive Care 2020-10-24 03:26:36 -0400

    Culturally Responsive Care


    Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the shocking conditions in Long-Term Care homes

    Whereas previous governments built a system where big, for-profit
    corporations warehoused seniors in institution-like facilities

    Whereas seniors deserve to be able to stay in their homes longer, and have access to high quality, culturally responsive care in small, family-like care homes 

    27 signatures

    We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 

    to end wait times for long-term care, culturally responsive care, and home care; build 50,000 new long-term care spaces; and hire thousands more personal support workers, and make their jobs better paid and full-time, along with guaranteeing better training.

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  • signed Save Local Business 2020-05-05 19:16:13 -0400

    Save Local Business

    MPP Suze Morrison supports MPP Andrea Horwath's Save Main Street Plan. MPP Morrison is deeply concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on local businesses and has circulated this open letter thanking businesses for the courage and preserverance.

    MPP Andrea Horwath has said small and medium-sized businesses, charities and community-based non-profits need more help to make it through the COVID-19 storm, and the provincial government should offer that lifeline.

    “Many small and medium-sized businesses, non-profits and charities are counting down the number of days they can keep their heads above water since COVID-19 has taken away their revenue,” said Horwath. “We not only want them to survive, we want them to be able to keep staff on the payroll as much as possible.

    “The federal wage subsidy program and loan options are a welcome relief, but still leave small operations unable to pay the rent and bills without sinking into debt. The provincial government can solve that problem.”

    Horwath’s said small and medium-sized businesses, charities and community-based non-profits should get help from the province, including:

    • A 75 per cent commercial rent subsidy up to $10,000 a month for three months
    • A ban on commercial evictions
    • A utility payment freeze
    • A remote-work set up fund, which could help them with things like setting up an online retail operation, or buying laptops and software for staff
    • An auto insurance grace period for taxis and car-sharing drivers, established in partnership with the insurance industry and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority
    • A designated emergency fund for small businesses and entrepreneurs who have faced historic barriers to accessing traditional capital, as proposed by the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce.
    71 signatures

    Federal support for small operations means many businesses will be unable to pay the rent and bills without sinking further into debt.

    We must ensure that small and medium-sized businesses have the support they need now by subsidizing commercial rents, freezing utility payments, and offering support for setting up online retail operations.

    Ontario's economy depends on small and medium-sized businesses, we must support these businesses during this global pandemic.

    Add your name to support small business today

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  • signed up on Support the St. James Town Act 2019-05-09 22:55:33 -0400

    Support the St. James Town Act


    • Whereas some landlords are negligent in maintaining their properties in a reasonable state of repair
    • Whereas tenants pay for maintenance as part of their rent
    • And whereas failure to adequately maintain rental properties exposes tenants to risk of displacement, personal injury, and property loss

    Therefore, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

    To require that landlords set a portion of each month’s rent aside for the purpose of maintaining their rental units, and require that landlords provide a partial refund of rent when they fail to meet their maintenance obligations to their tenants. 

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