Suze Morrison MPP, Toronto Centre

Government of Ontario

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  • signed Stop Handguns at the Source 2021-11-18 19:56:40 -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 16:46:31 -0400

    Support the Gender Affirming Healthcare Act

    TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

    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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  • Make National Truth and Reconciliation Day a Stat

    TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

    Whereas over the past year, the graves of more than 1,300 Indigenous children have been discovered at former residential school sites. We mourned together, grieved together, and faced the truth together: that all Indigenous Peoples living in Canada are survivors of Canada’s tools of genocide.

    Whereas declaring September 30 the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is one of the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

    Whereas making September 30th a provincial statutory holiday is a way to keep this work on the front burner, to convey the gravity of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and to make sure the precious children that were taken from their parents, their families, their communities are never, ever forgotten.

    Resources to learn more:

    Final Outcome Report of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, 2-Spirit, and Girls here.

    Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action here.

    59 signatures

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

    Ontario should make September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a statutory day off.

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  • signed Hospital Safety Zones 2021-09-17 15:53:25 -0400

    Hospital Safety Zones

    TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

    Whereas healthcare workers and Ontarians deserve to be safe.

    Whereas frontline workers and businesses enforcing public health measures deserve to be safe.

    46 signatures

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

    Recall the legislature immediately to pass legislation enacting MPP Andrea Horwath's proposed Safety Zones around hospitals and small businesses, and protect people from anti-public health harassment.

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  • signed Safe September 2021-07-09 11:05:12 -0400

    Safe September

    TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

    Whereas families are burnt out and children are struggling with poor mental health after more than a year of disruptions and uncertainty;

    Whereas the current and previous governments made cuts to education and ignored the school repair backlog;

    10 signatures

     

    Therefore, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to cancel the $800 million cut to education and create a safe return to school plan that includes:

    • A classroom cap of 15
    • Upgrades to ventilation systems to meet the latest standards and science on airborne transmission of COVID
    • More classrooms supports for kids with special needs or learning challenges
    • In-school mental health and wellness supports

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  • signed Vaccinate Essential Workers 2021-04-07 16:58:53 -0400

    Vaccinate Essential Workers

    Essential workers are at risk.

     

    If we don’t get shots into the arms of at-risk essential workers, there will be more outbreaks, and ICUs will continue to be overwhelmed.

    Ontario needs an equitable vaccine roll-out the prioritizes essential workers.

    162 signatures

    Therefore we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to stop the spread of COVID-19 by prioritizing at-risk workers for vaccination, implementing paid sick days and paid time off to get vaccines, and providing on-site testing and on-site mobile vaccination clinics for essential workers.

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  • signed Ontario needs a Vaccine Equity Strategy 2021-03-05 17:12:04 -0500

    Ontario needs a Vaccine Equity Strategy

    Whereas Ontarians deserve a transparent, equitable process for the vaccine rollout plan;

    Whereas people are waiting anxiously and have no idea when they or a loved one who is at risk will finally get the life-saving shot;

    Whereas adults with serious underlying conditions and people living in areas disproportionately impacted by the pandemic are at grave risk;

    60 signatures

    Therefore we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to call on the provincial government to adopt an Equity Strategy for getting resources, including vaccines, into the hardest-hit communities.

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  • signed Save the Foundry 2021-01-19 15:23:35 -0500

    Save the Foundry

    Whereas the provincial government has not contacted city of Toronto staff or the City Councillor regarding construction or demolition of the Foundry at the Dominion Foundry Complex at 153 to 185 Eastern Avenue;

    Whereas this land contains the Dominion Foundry Complex, the largest concentration of heritage buildings to be preserved within the 80 acre precinct, and the demolition of these heritage assets would be an incalculable detriment to proper city planning; 

    Whereas the MZO issued for this site contradicts the principles of good, local planning that should be driven by local communities and the long-term public interest, not dictated by heavy handed orders from the province;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FWaYjaXY9Q

    1,038 signatures

    Therefore we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to call on the Provincial Government to immediately stop any and all demolition activity of the Foundry buildings and to work collaboratively with the City of Toronto, communities and stakeholders on this important site, without exception. 

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  • signed Paid Sick Days for All 2021-04-23 17:39:06 -0400

    Paid Sick Days for All

    Whereas, workers in Ontario have been asked to stay home when sick but many do not have the financial means to do so;
    Whereas, working parents need job protected leave to care for children who are sent home from school and daycare;
    Whereas, allowing workers to stay home when ill will help prevent the spread of COVID 19;
    Whereas, paid sick days are not a luxury but a necessity for the safety and well being of workers and our communities, and should exist even without the risks of a pandemic.

    234 signatures

    THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to provide workers with 10 permanent sick days (7 of which are paid) without the requirement for doctors’ notes, and an additional 14 paid sick days during an infectious disease emergency, so they can follow public health advice and keep our workplaces and our communities safe.

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  • signed No COVID evictions 2021-02-16 19:00:55 -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

    416-325-1941

    [email protected]

    Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing 

    416-585-7000

    [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 2020-10-23 16:10:01 -0400

    Culturally Responsive Care

    TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

    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 Tenant Rights 2020-10-14 15:21:24 -0400

    Tenant Rights

    Protecting tenant rights is a central priority for MPP Suze Morrison. If you have questions about your tenant rights or need support, reach out to our office — we are here to help. 

    One of the best ways to secure your rights as a tenant is to form a tenants' association. MPP Morrison has supported tenant associations by introducing the St. James Town Act and the Rent Control Act. If you want to organize a tenants' association in your building, please reach out to our office and we will connect you to support and fellow tenant organizers.

    Here are some critical resources to support you:

    Organizing a Tenants' Association

    If you are facing harassment:

    If you have problems with repairs and maintenance in your unit: 

    If you have problems with rent increases and evictions

    Organizations that can help you with your housing issues, or support your organizing

    38 signatures

    Sign MPP Suze Morrison's Petition for the Rent Control Act

    TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

    WHEREAS the Ford government slashed rent control for new units;

    WHEREAS Tenants are no longer protected from predatory increases of their rents;WHEREAS We have already seen landlords exempt from rent control increase tenants' rents by almost 25%;

    THEREFORE WE, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to support MPP Suze Morrison's Private Member's Bill, the Rent Control Act, which aims to reverse the cuts to rent control made by the Ford government.

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  • signed Stop the Endless Construction Noise 2021-07-06 13:28:08 -0400

    Stop the Endless Construction Noise

     

     

     

    You can read this open letter MPP Morrison and fellow MPPs sent to the Ontario government about construction noise here.

    TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:


    WHEREAS the Ontario government altered the lawful construction working hours to allow for a 6:00 AM start, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;


    WHEREAS residents living near residential and commercial construction sites are jolted awake every morning by the sound of delivery trucks and other construction noise;


    WHEREAS many residential and commercial construction projects are not truly essential, yet are still being given essential status amidst the COVID-19 pandemic;

    748 signatures

    THEREFORE WE, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to reinstate the previous City of Toronto noise by-laws for construction hours for residential and commercial projects immediately without delay and stop the endless construction noise impacting the quality of life of Toronto residents.

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  • signed Save Local Business 2020-05-14 12:24:15 -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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