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Date Tournament Round Motion
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 1 THR the increasing professionalization of youth athletics
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 2 In cities with scarce housing availability THW reallocate funds intended for building or subsidizing affordable housing to providing the means for those in need to relocate to different cities with lower costs of living.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 3 THBT that Western Nations should impose heavy penalties on domestic corporations that punish their employees for engaging in legally permitted speech.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 4 Assuming feasibility, THW distribute development aid to individual citizens rather than governments.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 5 THW have all settler colonial states (Canada, U.S., Australia, Mexico, Brazil, etc.) pay rent to their indigenous populations for all government-owned property.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Novice_Final THP a world without a belief in life after death (heaven, reincarnation, past lives, hell, etc).
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Quarter Assuming neither standard is upheld in the status quo, THBT society should aim towards becoming a meritocracy as opposed to a society where people are treated equally regardless of merit.
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Semi In the aftermath of genocides, ethnic violence or crimes against humanity THO efforts to ban or suppress discussion of ethnicity and/or religion
2019-10-04 Hart House IV 2019 Open_Final THBT all nations should take active steps to eliminate all borders.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 1 THW ban police unions.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 2 THBT Pharmaceutical companies should be held civilly liable for the opiate crisis
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 3 THB the Democratic Party should prioritize/welcome the nomination of candidates at all levels of government who favor more radical changes to existing policies and structures over those who are seen as more "electable"
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 4 This house regrets the development of mass tourism at world heritage sites
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 5 TH, as a prominent African-American group, would seek to create autonomous spaces of politics, economics etc. rather than integrating with American society
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Novice_Final THW, as President Trump, fire Robert Mueller
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Quarters THW, as the US government, recognize the DPRK as a nuclear state and no longer oppose their nuclear program on the condition they discontinue long-range missile development.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Semis The United States of Africa is a proposed concept for a federation of some or all of the 55 sovereign states on the African continent. The concept takes its origin from the writing of Marcus Garvey, an influential pan-Africanist leader in the early 20th century.
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Semis THS the political unification of Africa
2017-10-13 Hart House IV 2017 Open_Final THBT Truth and Reconciliation Commissions should destroy all collected testimony upon publication of the commissions' reports.
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 1 THW allow the prosecution of news organizations for knowingly publishing false information, even when that information is not defamatory
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 2 Assuming they exist, THW prefer not to know the identity of one'a soulmate
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 3 THBT the government of Colombia should ignore the result of the October 2nd referendum and implement the Peace Deal
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 4 THW not reveal the identity of authors who choose pseudonymity
2016-10-14 Hart House IV 2016 5 TH prefers a world without Wikileaks
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 1 THW ban companies from using fear as a tactic in advertising.
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 2 THBT the police should work with hacktivists
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 3 THO the notion that marriage is meant to be long-lasting
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 4 Assuming Russia agrees to help fight ISIS, TH, as the US, would cease funding to Syrian rebel groups
2015-10-16 Hart House IV 5 THO films/TV shows that depict a minority narrative through a white heteronormative lense
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Quarters THR the rise of the sharing economy
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Semis THBT treasure hunters should have possession of any artefacts they find
2015-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Finals THBT individuals should not share their political views on social media platforms
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 1 THW transfer all state funding for elite sportspersons to youth academies
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 2 THBT war journalists should be forced to reveal their sources in international criminal tribunals (including the International Criminal Court) trying cases of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 3 THW publicly disclose all salaries
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 4 THW create separate schools for LGBTQ youth
2014-10-16 Hart House IV 5 THW consider senior politicians under oath when making public statements on political issues, thus making them criminally liable for perjury if they lie
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Novice_Finals THB the media should show images of Islamic State attrocities in their full brutality
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Quarters THBT democratic states dominated by hegemonic political parties should forcibly break up those parties
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Semis THR the way that brutal antiterrorism tactics have been portrayed in Western film and television media
2014-10-16 Hart House IV Open_Finals TH, as Turkey, would intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 1 THW require all criminal defendants to use a government-provided lawyer.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 2 THW withhold government funding from indigenous bands or tribal councils that do not have a democratic form of government.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 3 THW aggressively prioritize the posting of female diplomats to countries with poor women's rights records.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 4 THBT Pakistan should sincerely pursue peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) 5 THW not grant developing countries the right to host major sporting events.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Novice_Finals THW extend the right to vote in Israeli elections to all Jews everywhere, including those who live outside of Israel.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Quarters THBT white entertainers should refrain from using cultural modes of expression that come from minority cultures.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Semis THBT all major daily newspapers and TV news channels should be required to treat all controversial issues with due accuracy and impartiality.
2013-03-11 NAUDC (also Hart House IV) Open_Finals THBT religious leaders should not endorse candidates for political office.