Item - 2011.LS9.3

Tracking Status

LS9.3 - Banning the Possession, Sale, and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 24 and 25, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council adopt the proposed bylaw in Appendix A of the report (October 6, 2011) from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and standards, to prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin and shark fin food products.

 

2.         City Council receive for information the confidential information in Attachment 1 to the report (October 12, 2011) from the City Solicitor.

 

3.         City Council direct that the confidential information in Attachment 1 of the report (October 12, 2011) from the City Solicitor remain confidential as it is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

 

4.         City Council request the Federal Government to introduce proactive regulations to ban the importation of shark fin, cartilage and all other derivative products to Canada and to undertake to actively protect shark populations in Canadian waters.

 

5.         City Council request Health Canada to study the health, safety and well-being effects on Canadians of the consumption of shark fins and of other products derived from sharks.

 

6.        City Council request the Provincial Government, under the Endangered Species Act, 2007, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Environmental Protection Act, to provide various measures to protect shark species.

 

7.         City Council request the Provincial Government to ban the possession, sale, and consumption of shark fin, shark fin food products and shark fin derivative products in the Province of Ontario.

 

8.         City Council request other Greater Toronto Area municipal governments to give consideration to adopting similar legislation to prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin and shark fin food products.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (October 12, 2011) from the City Solicitor remains confidential in its entirety in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege

Background Information (Committee)

(October 4, 2011) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Banning the Possession, Sale, and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-41404.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 12, 2011) Letter from Iris Ho, Wildlife Campaigns Manager, Humane Society International (LS.New.LS9.3.1)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Linda Zhang (LS.New.LS9.3.2)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Winnay Chen (LS.New.LS9.3.3)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Viboushann Arunasalam (LS.New.LS9.3.4)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Thishanthiny Kokulavannan (LS.New.LS9.3.5)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Tejal Laxman (LS.New.LS9.3.6)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Spiro Klonizakis (LS.New.LS9.3.7)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Sabetna Ranganathan and Shathvahi Ramesh (LS.New.LS9.3.8)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Hasan Syed (LS.New.LS9.3.9)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Clement Cheung (LS.New.LS9.3.10)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Neelesh Rajendrakumar (LS.New.LS9.3.11)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Kent Xu (LS.New.LS9.3.12)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Kelsey Pavlovski (LS.New.LS9.3.13)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Kayalash Vimalan (LS.New.LS9.3.14)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Jethro Cao (LS.New.LS9.3.15)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Jason Alcantara Gutierrez (LS.New.LS9.3.16)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from James Luo (LS.New.LS9.3.17)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Imad, Saima, Saba and Samad Khan (LS.New.LS9.3.18)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Deva Nagarajah (LS.New.LS9.3.19)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Albert Wong (LS.New.LS9.3.20)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Andreea Ionescu (LS.New.LS9.3.21)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Jenny L. (LS.New.LS9.3.22)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Annie Z. (LS.New.LS9.3.23)
(October 5, 2011) E-mail from Kevin Bao (LS.New.LS9.3.24)
(October 13, 2011) Submission from Nicholas dePencier Wright (LS.New.LS9.3.25)
(October 11, 2011) Submission from George H. Rust-D'Eye (LS.New.LS9.3.26)
(October 13, 2011) Submission from Martin Kouprie, Pangaea Restaurant (LS.New.LS9.3.27)
(October 13, 2011) Letter from Ross George Snetsinger (LS.New.LS9.3.28)
(April 12, 2011) Submission from Les Stroud, Survey on Shark Consumption Habits and Attitudes in Hong Kong (LS.New.LS9.3.29)
(October 13, 2011) Submission from Les Stroud, from the Humane Society International and Roots and Shoots Beijing of The Jane Goodall Institute, on Analysis of Shark Fin Consumption and Awareness Among Beijing College Students (LS.New.LS9.3.30)
(October 13, 2011) E-mail from Ilona Utriainen (LS.New.LS9.3.31)
(October 13, 2011) Submission from Barry Kent MacKay, Senior Programme Director and Canadian Representative, Born Free USA (LS.New.LS9.3.32)
(October 13, 2011) E-mail from Nadine Schlink (LS.New.LS9.3.33)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Brenda MacDougall (LS.Main.LS9.3.34)

Communications (City Council)

(October 14, 2011) E-mail from Kriss Vincent (CC.Main.LS9.3.35)
(October 17, 2011) E-mail from Susan James and Jorge Nef (CC.Main.LS9.3.36)
(October 13, 2011) Letter from Mayor Hazel McCallion, City of Mississauga (CC.Supp.LS9.3.37)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cc/comm/communicationfile-26074.pdf
(October 20, 2011) Letter from Christopher Chin, Executive Director, The Centre for Oceanic Awareness, Research, & Education, COARE (CC.Supp.LS9.3.38)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cc/comm/communicationfile-26075.pdf
(October 24, 2011) E-mail from Ken Macdonald (CC.New.LS9.3.39)
(October 24, 2011) E-mail from Sandra Beattie (CC.New.LS9.3.40)
(October 24, 2011) E-mail from Diane Debreczeni (CC.New.LS9.3.41)
(October 25, 2011) E-mail from Sherri Lange, CTS Friends of Animals Network (CC.New.LS9.3.42)
(October 25, 2011) Petition from Councillor Glenn de Baeremaeker, Ward 38 - Scarborough Centre, containing names of approximately 3,000 persons, respecting the banning of shark fins in Toronto (CC.New.LS9.3.43)
(October 25, 2011) Petition from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, containing names of approximately 4,000 persons, respecting the banning of shark fins in Toronto (CC.New.LS9.3.44)
(October 25, 2011) Petition from Councillor Sarah Doucette, Ward 13 - Parkdale-High Park, containing names of approximately 3,000 persons, respecting the banning of shark fins in Toronto (CC.New.LS9.3.45)
(October 25, 2011) Petition from Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby, Ward 4 - Etobicoke Centre, containing names of approximately 3,000 persons, respecting the banning of shark fins in Toronto (CC.New.LS9.3.46)
(October 25, 2011) Petition from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 - St. Paul's, containing names of approximately 3,000 persons, respecting the banning of shark fins in Toronto (CC.New.LS9.3.47)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Chin Lee (Lost)

That Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 2 be amended by adding the words "with the by-law amended to permit the possession of shark fins exclusively for bona fide research or educational purposes" so that it now reads as follows:

 

2.         City Council adopt the proposed bylaw in Appendix A of the report (October 6, 2011) from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and standards, to prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin and shark fin food products, with the by-law amended to permit the possession of shark fins exclusively for bona fide research or educational purposes.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-25-2011 4:40 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS9.3 - Lee - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are John Filion, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 32 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Karen Stintz

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday (Lost)

That:

 

1.         City Council amend Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 1 by inserting the word "illegal" before the word "shark" so that Recommendation 1 now reads as follows:

 

City Council request the Federal Government to introduce proactive regulations to ban the importation of illegal shark fin, cartilage and all other derivative products to Canada and to undertake to actively protect shark populations in Canadian waters.

 

2.         City Council delete Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 2:

 

Recommendation to be deleted

 

2.         City Council adopt the proposed bylaw in Appendix A of the report (October 6, 2011) from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and standards, to prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin and shark fin food products.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-25-2011 4:39 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS9.3 - Holyday - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 37 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Karen Stintz

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the Provincial Government, under the Endangered Species Act, 2007, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Environmental Protection Act, to provide various measures to protect shark species.

 

2.         City Council request the Provincial Government to ban the possession, sale, and consumption of shark fin and derivative products in the Province of Ontario.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-25-2011 4:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS9.3 - Berardinetti - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Karen Stintz

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Raymond Cho (Carried)

That City Council request other Greater Toronto Area municipal governments, as well as the Province of Ontario, to give consideration to adopting similar legislation to prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin and shark fin food products.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-25-2011 4:42 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS9.3 - Cho - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-25-2011 4:42 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS9.3 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Deputy Mayor Holyday's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Oct-25-2011 3:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS9.3 - Extend Deputy Mayor Holyday's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

3a - Supplementary Report: Banning the Possession, Sale, and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto

Background Information (Committee)
(October 6, 2011) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Supplementary Report: Banning the possession, sale, and consumption of shark fin products in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-41525.pdf
(October 6, 2011) Appendix A: By-law to prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin and shark fin food products
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-41526.pdf

3b - Prohibiting the Possession, Sale and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Background Information (Committee)
(October 12, 2011) Report from the City Solicitor on Prohibiting the Possession, Sale and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-41544.pdf
(October 12, 2011) Confidential Attachment 1 - Prohibiting the Possession, Sale and Consumption of Shark Fin Products

LS9.3 - Banning the Possession, Sale, and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege

Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Federal Government to introduce proactive regulations to ban the importation of shark fin, cartilage and all other derivative products to Canada and to undertake to actively protect shark populations in Canadian waters.

 

2.         City Council adopt the proposed bylaw in Appendix A of the report (October 6, 2011) from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and standards, to prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin and shark fin food products.

 

3.         City Council receive for information the confidential information in Attachment 1 of the report (October 12, 2011) from the City Solicitor.

 

4.         City Council direct that the confidential information in Attachment 1 of the report (October 12, 2011) from the City Solicitor remain confidential as it is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

 

5.         City Council request that Health Canada study the health, safety and well-being effects on Canadians of the consumption of shark fins and of other products derived from sharks.

Origin

(October 4, 2011) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

This report is in response to the request from the Licensing and Standards Committee and City Council to have the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards report on a by-law that would prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin products in Toronto.  This report outlines the feasibility of introducing such a ban.

 

Municipal Licensing and Standards staff have analysed the jurisdictional authorities and enforcement practices of a number of municipal, provincial and federal bodies in North America.  Staff have also reviewed national and international data on shark fishing as well as reports on recent trends in the shark population.

 

Although staff have identified clear concerns with the shark-fin industry, no clear municipal purpose –mainly health and safety, consumer protection, or nuisance control– exists.  The matter is one that clearly and more properly rests with more senior levels of government.  In addition, there are certain enforcement implications that would impede effective enforcement of the by-law, thus creating serious limitations in any municipally enacted legislation.  This has been the experience in most of other jurisdictions in North America that have passed such a ban at provincial, state, and municipal levels.  This reinforces the conclusion that the regulation of shark fins is within the jurisdictional mandate of the Federal Government; not within the authority of municipalities.

 

Recognising the global environmental importance of the matter, however, staff recommend that City Council request the Federal Government to ban the importation of shark fin, cartilage and all other derivative products to Canada and to actively protect shark populations in Canadian waters.

 

The City Solicitor was consulted in preparation of this report and concurs with its recommendations.

Background Information

(October 4, 2011) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Banning the Possession, Sale, and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-41404.pdf

Communications

(October 12, 2011) Letter from Iris Ho, Wildlife Campaigns Manager, Humane Society International (LS.New.LS9.3.1)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Linda Zhang (LS.New.LS9.3.2)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Winnay Chen (LS.New.LS9.3.3)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Viboushann Arunasalam (LS.New.LS9.3.4)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Thishanthiny Kokulavannan (LS.New.LS9.3.5)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Tejal Laxman (LS.New.LS9.3.6)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Spiro Klonizakis (LS.New.LS9.3.7)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Sabetna Ranganathan and Shathvahi Ramesh (LS.New.LS9.3.8)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Hasan Syed (LS.New.LS9.3.9)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Clement Cheung (LS.New.LS9.3.10)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Neelesh Rajendrakumar (LS.New.LS9.3.11)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Kent Xu (LS.New.LS9.3.12)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Kelsey Pavlovski (LS.New.LS9.3.13)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Kayalash Vimalan (LS.New.LS9.3.14)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Jethro Cao (LS.New.LS9.3.15)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Jason Alcantara Gutierrez (LS.New.LS9.3.16)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from James Luo (LS.New.LS9.3.17)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Imad, Saima, Saba and Samad Khan (LS.New.LS9.3.18)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Deva Nagarajah (LS.New.LS9.3.19)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Albert Wong (LS.New.LS9.3.20)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Andreea Ionescu (LS.New.LS9.3.21)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Jenny L. (LS.New.LS9.3.22)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Annie Z. (LS.New.LS9.3.23)
(October 5, 2011) E-mail from Kevin Bao (LS.New.LS9.3.24)
(October 13, 2011) Submission from Nicholas dePencier Wright (LS.New.LS9.3.25)
(October 11, 2011) Submission from George H. Rust-D'Eye (LS.New.LS9.3.26)
(October 13, 2011) Submission from Martin Kouprie, Pangaea Restaurant (LS.New.LS9.3.27)
(October 13, 2011) Letter from Ross George Snetsinger (LS.New.LS9.3.28)
(April 12, 2011) Submission from Les Stroud, Survey on Shark Consumption Habits and Attitudes in Hong Kong (LS.New.LS9.3.29)
(October 13, 2011) Submission from Les Stroud, from the Humane Society International and Roots and Shoots Beijing of The Jane Goodall Institute, on Analysis of Shark Fin Consumption and Awareness Among Beijing College Students (LS.New.LS9.3.30)
(October 13, 2011) E-mail from Ilona Utriainen (LS.New.LS9.3.31)
(October 13, 2011) Submission from Barry Kent MacKay, Senior Programme Director and Canadian Representative, Born Free USA (LS.New.LS9.3.32)
(October 13, 2011) E-mail from Nadine Schlink (LS.New.LS9.3.33)
(October 12, 2011) E-mail from Brenda MacDougall (LS.Main.LS9.3.34)

Speakers

Rob Stewart
Julie Andersen, Executive Director, United Conservationists
Nick Wright, Barrister and Solicitor (Submission Filed)
Martin dePencier Kouprie, Pangaea Restaurant (Submission Filed)
George Rust-D'Eye, Lawyer, WeirFoulds LLP (Submission Filed)
Christopher Chin, Executive Director, The Centre for Ocean Awareness Research Education
Les Stroud (Submission Filed)
Rob Hii
Amber Fenton
Steve Loretta
Shauna Thom
Dony Zaidi
Wendy Perkins, Founder, Fin Free Oakville
Rob Sinclair, Wild Aid Canada
Gord Phippen, Director, Dearcroft Montessori School
Sandy Yuen
Miroslav Glavic
Andy Mark, Chinese Foundation to Commemorate Chinese Railroad Workers
Karen Sun
Richard H. Ling
Li Ting Yu
PeiPei Elliott
Nathalie Karvonen, Executive Director, Toronto Wildlife Centre
Teddy Ma
Barry Kent MacKay, Senior Programme Director and Canadian Representative , Born Free USA (Submission Filed)
Phil Gilles, Wild Aid Canada
Maja Zonjic
Luke Hoorntje
Benny Cheung, President, Toronto Chinese Business Association
David Wong, Manager, Living Reality Inc.
Peter Tam
Wai Chung Wong
Fanny Lee
Elaine Ma, Owner, Casa - Imperial Fine Chinese Ltd.
Binh Chow
Peter Chan
Ivan Wan
Kevin Lo
Candy Tong
Isabella Au
Nic Lam
Eric Tam
Danny Chan, New Wave Studio
Alvin Chan, Mamoz Consulting Inc.
Eric Hiu
Sam Guan
Jim Kwan
Jenny Kwan
Alex Cho
Bradley Kung
Barbara Chiu, Executive Director, Toronto Chinese Business Association
Jennifer Zabawa, United Conservationists
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Councillor Michelle Berardinetti

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That the Committee recommend that:

 

1.         City Council adopt the recommendation in the report (October 4, 2011) from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and standards.

 

2.         City Council adopt the proposed by-law in Appendix A of the report (October 6, 2011) from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and standards.

 

3.         City Council adopt the recommendations in the report (October 12, 2011) from the City Solicitor.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-13-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Chin Lee (Chair), Gloria Lindsay Luby, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby (Carried)

That the Licensing and Standards Committee recommend that:

 

1.         City Council request that Health Canada study the health, safety and well-being effects on Canadians of the consumption of shark fins and of other products derived from sharks.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Oct-13-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Chin Lee (Chair), Gloria Lindsay Luby, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-13-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 6 Members that voted Yes are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Chin Lee (Chair), Gloria Lindsay Luby, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

3a - Supplementary Report: Banning the Possession, Sale, and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto

Origin
(October 12, 2011) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Summary

Further to the October 4, 2011 report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on a by-law that would prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin products in Toronto, this supplementary report provides a more complete response to the Committee's direction to staff at its September 9, 2011 meeting.

 

The draft stand-alone by-law attached to this report is provided for the Committee's consideration should it decide to recommend a ban on the possession, sale, and consumption of shark fin products in Toronto.  Under such a ban, staff propose to inform, educate and work with business associations, BIAs and independent businesses to promote compliance with the by-law.

 

This report was written in consultation with the City Solicitor.

Background Information
(October 6, 2011) Report from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Supplementary Report: Banning the possession, sale, and consumption of shark fin products in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-41525.pdf
(October 6, 2011) Appendix A: By-law to prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin and shark fin food products
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-41526.pdf

3b - Prohibiting the Possession, Sale and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto

Confidential Attachment - The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Origin
(October 12, 2011) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary

This report responds to the request by the Licensing and Standards Committee requesting the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back on a by-law that would prohibit the possession, sale and consumption of all shark fin products in Toronto.

 

This report should be read together with the related reports from the Acting Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards.

Background Information
(October 12, 2011) Report from the City Solicitor on Prohibiting the Possession, Sale and Consumption of Shark Fin Products in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-41544.pdf
(October 12, 2011) Confidential Attachment 1 - Prohibiting the Possession, Sale and Consumption of Shark Fin Products
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council