Today, Private members Bill 117, An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act to prohibit riding a motorcycle with a child passenger under 14 years of age was debated. There was a voice vote and it was determined that the “Yes” voice vote had it so the bill has passed and will move on to Justice committee.
I was also told that the Ontario legislature will prorogue next Thursday and there is a sense that Bill 117 won’t be include in the carry over motion and could die on the order paper at that time. We will continue to monitor Bill 117 and I will talk with others to determine next steps. Continued pressure on local MPPs over the next week could also help if we want this bill to silently go away and not be added to the list of Bills that will be kept alive for the next session.
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