Item - 2011.EX6.21

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 14, 2011 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on May 24, 2011 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on June 14, 2011.

EX6.21 - Compliance with the City of Toronto's Anti-Discrimination Policy - Pride Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council, on June 14 and 15, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.          City Council direct the City Manager to report to Council, through the Executive Committee, on an updated anti-discrimination policy which ensures that events which are funded by the City of Toronto, and/or take place on City of Toronto property, are in accordance with the policy of the City of Toronto of promoting respect, tolerance and diversity and that the grants policy and use of space policy are consistent with the updated anti-discrimination policy.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 2, 2011) Compliance with the City of Toronto's Anti-Discrimination Policy - Pride Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-38160.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 19, 2011) E-mail from Dominique Russell (EX.Supp.EX6.21.1)
(April 20, 2011) E-mail from Bruce Lawson, Chair, Board of Directors, Casey House (EX.Supp.EX6.21.2)
(April 20, 2011) E-mail from Bruce Lawson (EX.Supp.Supp.EX6.21.3)
(April 20, 2011) E-mail from Robert A. Fisher & James R. Sargant (EX.Supp.EX6.21.4)
(April 27, 2011) E-mail from Brian De Matos, Advocacy Director, Rainbow Health Network (EX.Supp.EX6.21.5)
(May 11, 2011) E-mail from Beverly Reisman (EX.Supp.EX6.21.6)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Khaled Mouammar, National President, Canadian Arab Federation (EX.Supp.EX6.21.7)
(May 17, 2011) E-mail from Dr. Judith Cohen (EX.Supp.EX6.21.8)
(May 17, 2011) E-mail from Donald Lapowich Q.C. (EX.Supp.EX6.21.9)
(May 17, 2011) E-mail from Ron Hoffman (EX.Supp.Ex6.21.10)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Kevin Donnay Clarke (EX.New.EX6.21.11)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Mr. Tim Lambrinos, Executive Director, Adult Entertainment Association of Canada (EX.New.EX6.21.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22144.pdf
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Sydell Waxman (EX.New.EX6.21.13)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Ms. Christine Baillie (EX.New.EX6.21.14)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Shannon Thomas Ryan, Executive Director, Black Coalition for Aids Prevention (EX.Supp.EX6.21.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22148.pdf
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from David Simmons (EX.Supp.EX6.21.16)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Stuart Laughton (EX.New.EX6.21.17)
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from Martha Reynolds (EX.New.EX6.21.18)
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from Edmund O'Connor (EX.New.EX6.21.19)
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from Tom Kendal (EX.New.EX6.21.20)
(May 21, 2011) E-mail from Matt Guerin (EX.New.EX6.21.21)
(May 21, 2011) E-mail from Kevin Donnay Clarke (EX.New.EX6.21.22)
(May 22, 2011) E-mail from Mark Childs (EX.New.EX6.21.23)
(May 22, 2011) E-mail from Michael Greco (EX.New.EX6.21.24)
(May 23, 2011) E-mail from Shaheena Kharal (EX.New.EX6.21.25)
(May 23, 2011) E-mail from Karen Hayhurst (EX.New.EX6.21.26)
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from Submission signed by 134 people (Artists & Cultural Workers) (EX.New.EX6.21.27)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Michael Went (EX.New.EX6.21.28)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Labour Council, Toronto & York Region (EX.New.EX6.21.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22203.pdf
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from David Nitkin, Ethicist, Schulich School of Business, York University (EX.New.EX6.21.30)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Khaleed Moaummar, Canadian Arab Federation (EX.New.EX6.21.31)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22205.pdf
(May 22, 2011) E-mail from Jake Javanshir (EX.New.EX6.21.32)
(May 24, 2011) Letter from Norman Epstein, Physician & Human Rights Activist (EX.New.EX6.21.33)
(May 24, 2011) Letter from Shirley Anne Haber, President, The Speakers Action Group (EX.Main.EX6.21.34)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Maureen Kienapple, Elementary School Teacher (EX.New.EX6.21.35)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Bernardine Perreira, Co-President, Pride and Remembrance Association (EX.New.EX6.21.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22220.pdf
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Murray Jose, Executive Director, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation & Co-Chair, Toronto HIV/AIDS Network (EX.New.EX6.21.37)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22221.pdf
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from David Nitkin, EthicScan Canada Ltd. (EX.New.EX6.21.38)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Rodney Diverlus, Student, Ryerson University & VP Equity for the Ryerson Students' Union (EX.New.EX6.21.39)

Communications (City Council)

(May 23, 2011) E-mail from Bruce "Sasha" Lofquist (CC.Main.EX6.21.40)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Maryam Babur (CC.Supp.EX6.21.41)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Carol Rawson (CC.Supp.EX6.21.42)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Janet Beck (CC.Supp.EX6.21.43)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from M. Zaki (CC.Supp.EX6.21.44)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from FB Ali (CC.Supp.EX6.21.45)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Afif Chaaban (CC.Supp.EX6.21.46)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Rose K. Lax (CC.Supp.EX6.21.47)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Iqbal Faizer (CC.Supp.EX6.21.48)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Abid Salman (CC.Supp.EX6.21.49)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Robert Hauser (CC.Supp.EX6.21.50)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Jenny Kastner (CC.Supp.EX6.21.51)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Dahlia Shuhaibar (CC.Supp.EX6.21.52)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Milt Moskowitz (CC.Supp.EX6.21.53)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Akram Khan (CC.Supp.EX6.21.54)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Cate Stoker (CC.Supp.EX6.21.55)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Mehmet Aysan (CC.Supp.EX6.21.56)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Rolla Bahsous (CC.Supp.EX6.21.57)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Norman Buchignani (CC.Supp.EX6.21.58)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Peter Lake (CC.Supp.EX6.21.59)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Rita Dagenais (CC.Supp.EX6.21.60)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Zain Velji (CC.Supp.EX6.21.61)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Robert Knight (CC.Supp.EX6.21.62)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Camillle Husseini (CC.Supp.EX6.21.63)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Atif Akhtar (CC.Supp.EX6.21.64)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Shariff Issa (CC.Supp.EX6.21.65)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Gary Gerofsky (CC.Supp.EX6.21.66)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Yom Shamash (CC.Supp.EX6.21.67)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Steven Werner (CC.Supp.EX6.21.68)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Ebrahim Yusuf (CC.Supp.EX6.21.69)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Sheila Delany Emerita, SFU (CC.Supp.EX6.21.70)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Anah Mirza (CC.Supp.EX6.21.71)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Peter Fitting (CC.Supp.EX6.21.72)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Samira Ouaaz (CC.Supp.EX6.21.73)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Ahmed Ijaz (CC.Supp.EX6.21.74)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Kate Kassem (CC.Supp.EX6.21.75)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Robert Prazeres (CC.Supp.EX6.21.76)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Kate Kassem (CC.Supp.EX6.21.77)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Sabrina Azraq (CC.Supp.EX6.21.78)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Dib Abbas (CC.Supp.EX6.21.79)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Lech Biegalski (CC.Supp.EX6.21.80)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Sarah Gayman (CC.Supp.EX6.21.81)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Karim (Ken) Naser (CC.Supp.EX6.21.82)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Xavier Balducci (CC.Supp.EX6.21.83)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Harry Black (CC.Supp.EX6.21.84)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Yahya Nattagh (CC.Supp.EX6.21.85)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Grant Carmichael (CC.Supp.EX6.21.86)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Khalil Jessa (CC.Supp.EX6.21.87)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Rioth Jomha (CC.Supp.EX6.21.88)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Laura Westra, Ph.D., Ph.D. (Law), Professor, Emerita (Philosophy), University of Windsor (CC.Supp.EX6.21.89)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Ray Morris (CC.Supp.EX6.21.90)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Mazhar Alvi (CC.Supp.EX6.21.91)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Peter Klosterman (CC.Supp.EX6.21.92)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Marion Bergevin (CC.Supp.EX6.21.93)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Bashir Versi (CC.Supp.EX6.21.94)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Jason Thomas (CC.Supp.EX6.21.95)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Faisal Azeem Mirza (CC.Supp.EX6.21.96)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Helene B. (CC.Supp.EX6.21.97)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Mashoud Nasseri (CC.Supp.EX6.21.98)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Yahya Abdul Rahman (CC.Supp.EX6.21.99)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Tim Ibrahim (CC.Supp.EX6.21.100)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Sawsan Al Aqroq (CC.Supp.EX6.21.101)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Linda Belanger (CC.Supp.EX6.21.102)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Jane Reynolds (CC.Supp.EX6.21.103)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Sam Barry (CC.Supp.EX6.21.104)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from David Bloom (CC.Supp.EX6.21.105)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Lawrence Banks (CC.Supp.EX6.21.106)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Rim Jaber (CC.Supp.EX6.21.107)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Dan Maitland (CC.Supp.EX6.21.108)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Basel Jarrad (CC.Supp.EX6.21.109)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Rami Abou Hamde (CC.Supp.EX6.21.110)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Nedal Sulaiman (CC.Supp.EX6.21.111)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Steven Scheffer (CC.Supp.EX6.21.112)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Ali Youssef (CC.Supp.EX6.21.113)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Natasha Goudar (CC.Supp.EX6.21.114)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Sarah Hanafi (CC.Supp.EX6.21.115)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Mohammad Hatoum (CC.Supp.EX6.21.116)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Salman Khan (CC.Supp.EX6.21.117)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from JP Hornick (CC.Supp.EX6.21.118)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Greg Felton (CC.Supp.EX6.21.119)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Christopher A. Assad (CC.Supp.EX6.21.120)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Jay Areed (CC.Supp.EX6.21.121)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Doug Brown (CC.Supp.EX6.21.122)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Nadia Farah (CC.Supp.EX6.21.123)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Maryem Tollar (CC.Supp.EX6.21.124)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Alexis Scott (CC.Supp.EX6.21.125)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Susan Diane (CC.Supp.EX6.21.126)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Elizabeth Ward (CC.Supp.EX6.21.127)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Zeina Dajani (CC.Supp.EX6.21.128)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Mary-Anne Williams (CC.Supp.EX6.21.129)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Zahida Adam (CC.Supp.EX6.21.130)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Dr. H. Fazal (CC.Supp.EX6.21.131)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Wajid Sayeed (CC.Supp.EX6.21.132)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Colette Belanger (CC.Supp.EX6.21.133)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Penny Wynter (CC.Supp.EX6.21.134)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Halima Said (CC.Supp.EX6.21.135)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Syed Imtiaz Naqvi, CA (CC.Supp.EX6.21.136)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Bibi Rashid (CC.Supp.EX6.21.137)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Naima Hanafi (CC.Supp.EX6.21.138)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from David Abramo (CC.Supp.EX6.21.139)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Sofia Zouroudis (CC.Supp.EX6.21.140)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Mitch Tekin (CC.Supp.EX6.21.141)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Mouche Tekin (CC.Supp.EX6.21.142)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Mustafa Al-Sabawi, Ph.D. (CC.Supp.EX6.21.143)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Razan Remaileh (CC.Supp.EX6.21.144)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Naeem Munir (CC.New.EX6.21.145)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Dora Stewart (CC.New.EX6.21.146)
(June 12, 2011) E-mail from John Kozeb (CC.New.EX6.21.147)
(June 12, 2011) E-mail from Kathryn Payne (CC.New.EX6.21.148)
(June 10, 2011) E-mail from Jaleel M. Cassim (CC.New.EX6.21.149)
(June 12, 2011) E-mail from Wayne Hincks (CC.New.EX6.21.150)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from William Parry (CC.New.EX6.21.151)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Joinal Abedin (CC.New.EX6.21.152)
(June 12, 2011) E-mail from Prabha Khosla (CC.New.EX6.21.153)
(June 12, 2011) E-mail from Mona Marshy, PhD (CC.New.EX6.21.154)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Peter Welch (CC.New.EX6.21.155)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Peter Kerr (CC.New.EX6.21.156)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Kais Abdelrazeg El-murtadi (CC.New.EX6.21.157)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Kirk Mason (CC.New.EX6.21.158)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from May Radd-Young (CC.New.EX6.21.159)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Shamas Nanji (CC.New.EX6.21.160)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Ernie Yacub (CC.New.EX6.21.161)
(June 11, 2011) E-mail from Kathie Putt (CC.New.EX6.21.162)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Afif Khafaja (CC.New.EX6.21.163)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Dr. Zohra Docrat (CC.New.EX6.21.164)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Pat Montague (CC.New.EX6.21.165)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Laura Marks (CC.New.EX6.21.166)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Shawn Birss (CC.New.EX6.21.167)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Gary D'Orazio (CC.New.EX6.21.168)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Shahrok Ali (CC.New.EX6.21.169)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from W. F. Smyth (CC.New.EX6.21.170)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Ashar Baig (CC.New.EX6.21.171)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Tania Farghali (CC.New.EX6.21.172)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from David Seljak, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, St. Jerome's University (CC.New.EX6.21.173)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from W. G. Mueller (CC.New.EX6.21.174)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Sheila A. Miller (CC.New.EX6.21.175)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Peter Eglin (CC.New.EX6.21.176)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Abdelmonim N. Musa (CC.New.EX6.21.177)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Fahira Eston (CC.New.EX6.21.178)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Judith and James Deutsch (CC.New.EX6.21.179)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Helga Wintal (CC.New.EX6.21.180)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Malik Majeed (CC.New.EX6.21.181)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Lisa Taylor, Associate Professor, School of Education, Bishop's University (CC.New.EX6.21.182)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Janna Gorham (CC.New.EX6.21.183)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Karen Pidcock (CC.New.EX6.21.184)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from T. Hunter (CC.New.EX6.21.185)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Margaret Hughes (CC.New.EX6.21.186)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Karen Pidcock (CC.New.EX6.21.187)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Karen Pidcock (CC.New.EX6.21.188)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Amy Aksu (CC.New.EX6.21.189)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Kayed Haddad (CC.New.EX6.21.190)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Ibrahim Aburshaid (CC.New.EX6.21.191)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from J. MacNeil, CJPME Toronto Coordinator (CC.New.EX6.21.192)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Pooyan Najafi (CC.New.EX6.21.193)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Joan Montgomerie (CC.New.EX6.21.194)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Azfar Saeed (CC.New.EX6.21.195)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Essop Akoojee (CC.New.EX6.21.196)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from H. Deek (CC.New.EX6.21.197)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Kamal Mattar (CC.New.EX6.21.198)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Barbara Lloyd (CC.New.EX6.21.199)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Anna Willats (CC.New.EX6.21.200)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Reem El-Rayes (CC.New.EX6.21.201)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Nuha El-Rayes (CC.New.EX6.21.202)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Vicki Obedkoff (CC.New.EX6.21.203)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Martha Lodge (CC.New.EX6.21.204)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Nadeem Lawji (CC.New.EX6.21.205)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Mustafa Agtas (CC.New.EX6.21.206)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Johnathan Wouk (CC.New.EX6.21.207)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Ayman Kaawach (CC.New.EX6.21.208)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Sadia Zafar (CC.New.EX6.21.209)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Fareed Kuhafa (CC.New.EX6.21.210)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Naj Kanaan (CC.New.EX6.21.211)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Ahmed Motiar (CC.New.EX6.21.212)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Judy Lewis (CC.New.EX6.21.213)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Parviz Mirbaghi (CC.New.EX6.21.214)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Andrew Bigioni (CC.New.EX6.21.215)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Sheila Miller (CC.New.EX6.21.216)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Laila Hasib (CC.New.EX6.21.217)
(June 14, 2011) E-mail from Abderrahmane Bakelli (CC.New.EX6.21.218)
(June 15, 2011) E-mail from Marlee Otto (CC.New.EX6.21.219)
(June 15, 2011) E-mail from Zehirr Saifeddine (CC.New.EX6.21.220)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager to report to Council, through the Executive Committee, on an updated anti-discrimination policy which ensures that events which are funded by the City of Toronto, and/or take place on City of Toronto property, are in accordance with the policy of the City of Toronto of promoting respect, tolerance and diversity and that the grants policy and use of space policy are consistent with the updated anti-discrimination policy.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-15-2011 5:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX6.21 - Pasternak - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-15-2011 5:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX6.21 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Out of Order)

Councillor Del Grande moved that Council reconsider the vote on Item as amended in order to permit Councillor Thompson to be recorded in favour.

Ruling by Councillor John Parker (Upheld)
Councillor Thompson advised Deputy Speaker Parker that he had voted incorrectly on the adoption of Executive Committee Item EX6.21, as amended. Councillor Thompson asked that the record be corrected to reflect that he wished to vote in favour of the Item. Deputy Speaker Parker advised that there is no mechanism to correct a vote; that his intentions have been made clear and that given the length of time that has passed, the request to re-open the matter was not timely, and therefore was out of order.
Challenged by Councillor Michael Thompson

EX6.21 - Compliance with the City of Toronto's Anti-Discrimination Policy - Pride Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that City Council receive the item for information.  

Origin

(April 2, 2011) Report from the City Manager

Summary

The purpose of this report is to review Pride Toronto’s compliance with the City’s Anti-Discrimination Policy and whether the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QUAIA) including carrying banners in the Pride Parade constitutes a violation under the City’s Anti-Discrimination Policy. This report also confirms that Pride Toronto adopted all the recommendations from their recent Community Advisory Panel related to governance, finance, community relations and operations, including the Panel recommendation to develop a comprehensive conflict resolution process especially with regards to participation in the Pride Festival including the annual Parade.  

 

City staff have determined that the phrase 'Israeli Apartheid' in and of itself does not violate the City's Anti-discrimination policy as it does not impede the provision of services and employment provided directly by Pride or the City to any group on any grounds provided for in the Policy.  The City staff has carefully reviewed the matter of whether the participation of QUAIA violates the City’s Anti-Discrimination Policy. To date, the phrase “Israeli Apartheid” has not been found to violate either the Criminal Code or the Human Rights Code (Ontario).  However, a decision on the latter would have to be made by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.  The City Staff has therefore concluded that the participation of QUAIA in the Pride Parade based solely on the phrase "Israeli Apartheid" does not violate the City’s Anti-Discrimination Policy. The City also cannot therefore conclude that the use of term on signs or banners to identify QuAIA constitutes the promotion of hatred or seeks to incite discrimination contrary to the Code. 

 

A funding application as a Major Cultural Organization under the Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP) for the Pride Festival was received by the City on April 1, 2011 and is currently being reviewed by city staff.

Background Information

(April 2, 2011) Compliance with the City of Toronto's Anti-Discrimination Policy - Pride Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-38160.pdf

Communications

(May 19, 2011) E-mail from Dominique Russell (EX.Supp.EX6.21.1)
(April 20, 2011) E-mail from Bruce Lawson, Chair, Board of Directors, Casey House (EX.Supp.EX6.21.2)
(April 20, 2011) E-mail from Bruce Lawson (EX.Supp.Supp.EX6.21.3)
(April 20, 2011) E-mail from Robert A. Fisher & James R. Sargant (EX.Supp.EX6.21.4)
(April 27, 2011) E-mail from Brian De Matos, Advocacy Director, Rainbow Health Network (EX.Supp.EX6.21.5)
(May 11, 2011) E-mail from Beverly Reisman (EX.Supp.EX6.21.6)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Khaled Mouammar, National President, Canadian Arab Federation (EX.Supp.EX6.21.7)
(May 17, 2011) E-mail from Dr. Judith Cohen (EX.Supp.EX6.21.8)
(May 17, 2011) E-mail from Donald Lapowich Q.C. (EX.Supp.EX6.21.9)
(May 17, 2011) E-mail from Ron Hoffman (EX.Supp.Ex6.21.10)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Kevin Donnay Clarke (EX.New.EX6.21.11)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Mr. Tim Lambrinos, Executive Director, Adult Entertainment Association of Canada (EX.New.EX6.21.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22144.pdf
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Sydell Waxman (EX.New.EX6.21.13)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Ms. Christine Baillie (EX.New.EX6.21.14)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Shannon Thomas Ryan, Executive Director, Black Coalition for Aids Prevention (EX.Supp.EX6.21.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22148.pdf
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from David Simmons (EX.Supp.EX6.21.16)
(May 18, 2011) E-mail from Stuart Laughton (EX.New.EX6.21.17)
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from Martha Reynolds (EX.New.EX6.21.18)
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from Edmund O'Connor (EX.New.EX6.21.19)
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from Tom Kendal (EX.New.EX6.21.20)
(May 21, 2011) E-mail from Matt Guerin (EX.New.EX6.21.21)
(May 21, 2011) E-mail from Kevin Donnay Clarke (EX.New.EX6.21.22)
(May 22, 2011) E-mail from Mark Childs (EX.New.EX6.21.23)
(May 22, 2011) E-mail from Michael Greco (EX.New.EX6.21.24)
(May 23, 2011) E-mail from Shaheena Kharal (EX.New.EX6.21.25)
(May 23, 2011) E-mail from Karen Hayhurst (EX.New.EX6.21.26)
(May 20, 2011) E-mail from Submission signed by 134 people (Artists & Cultural Workers) (EX.New.EX6.21.27)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Michael Went (EX.New.EX6.21.28)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Labour Council, Toronto & York Region (EX.New.EX6.21.29)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22203.pdf
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from David Nitkin, Ethicist, Schulich School of Business, York University (EX.New.EX6.21.30)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Khaleed Moaummar, Canadian Arab Federation (EX.New.EX6.21.31)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22205.pdf
(May 22, 2011) E-mail from Jake Javanshir (EX.New.EX6.21.32)
(May 24, 2011) Letter from Norman Epstein, Physician & Human Rights Activist (EX.New.EX6.21.33)
(May 24, 2011) Letter from Shirley Anne Haber, President, The Speakers Action Group (EX.Main.EX6.21.34)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Maureen Kienapple, Elementary School Teacher (EX.New.EX6.21.35)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Bernardine Perreira, Co-President, Pride and Remembrance Association (EX.New.EX6.21.36)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22220.pdf
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Murray Jose, Executive Director, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation & Co-Chair, Toronto HIV/AIDS Network (EX.New.EX6.21.37)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ex/comm/communicationfile-22221.pdf
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from David Nitkin, EthicScan Canada Ltd. (EX.New.EX6.21.38)
(May 24, 2011) E-mail from Rodney Diverlus, Student, Ryerson University & VP Equity for the Ryerson Students' Union (EX.New.EX6.21.39)

Speakers

Nichola Ward, President, Trans Pride Canada
Khaled Mouammar, National President, Canadian Arab Federation
Suhail Abualsameed
Nick Mule, Chairperson, Queer Ontario
Carol Pasternak
Murray Jose, , Toronto People with AIDS Foundation
Elizabeth Block, Member , Independent Jewish Voices
Tim McCaskell, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA)
Anita Bromberg, B'nai Brith Canada
Tycoda Gilecki
Shirley Anne Haber, The Speakers Action Group
Stacey Starkman, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
Sue Goldstein, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN-Canada)
Naomi Binder Wall, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN-Canada)
Brando Paris, United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council
Martin Gladstone, Solicitor, Trade Mark Agent, Notary, Martin Gladstone LLB
Mona Hailey, on behalf of Jake Javanshir
David Nitkin, EthicScan Canada Ltd.
Jack Micay
Michael Baigel
Norman Epstein, , Physician & Human Rights Activist
Vivienne Ziner, President, UrbanQuest Inc.
Meir Weinstein, National Director, Jewish Defence League of Canada
Joel A. Miller
Ron Hoffman
Tim Lambrinos, Executive Director, Adult Entertainment Association of Canada
Sharon Edwards, on behalf of Lynn Jackson
Len Rudner, Regional Director, Canadian Jewish Congress & Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee
Diane Moore on behalf of Rodney Diverlus, Ryerson Students' Union/RyePRIDE
Brian De Matos, Advocacy Director
Richard Klagsbrun
Justine Apple, Executive Director, on behalf of Andria Spi, Kulanu Toronto
Sean Hillier, Pride Toronto
Francisco Alvarez, Pride Toronto
Irene Miller, PFLAG Toronto
Susan Gapka, Trans Health Lobby Group
Joan MacNeil, Canadians for Justice & Peace in the Middle East
Karin Brothers
Michael Went
Smadar Carmon, IJU
Lisa Duke
Stefonknee Wolscht, MCCT Trans Group
Don Collymore
Michael Erikson, Teacher
Evan Dean, Director, Pride Toronto
Councillor James Pasternak
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Paula Fletcher

Motions

1 - Motion to Waive the Rules moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)
That Councillor Pasternak be permitted to speak prior to the end of the question period.

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-24-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Rob Ford (Chair), Doug Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Mike Del Grande, Norman Kelly, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council