Item - 2011.MM2.7

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 16, 2010 without amendments.

MM2.7 - Request for Apology for the media article 'Too Asian?' - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 16, 2010, adopted the following:

 

1.         Toronto City Council disassociate itself from the views expressed by Maclean's in its article entitled "Too Asian?" and request that MacLean's apologize unreservedly for the negative stereotyping of the Asian-Canadian community.

 

2.         City Council request the City Clerk to advise Maclean's Magazine of this decision in writing.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(December 14, 2010) E-mail from Jim Maclean (MM.Supp.MM2.7.1)
(December 14, 2010) E-mail from Sanjid Anik, Vice President Finance, Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson (CESAR) Local 105, Canadian Federation of Students (MM.Supp.MM2.7.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/mm/comm/communicationfile-18667.pdf
(December 14, 2010) E-mail from Liana Salvador, Vice-President Education, Ryerson Students' Union, Local 24 - Canadian Federation of Students (MM.Supp.MM2.7.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/mm/comm/communicationfile-18668.pdf
(December 15, 2010) E-mail from Ben Watts (MM.Supp.MM2.7.4)
(December 15, 2010) Letter from Doug Hum, Secretary/Treasurer, Toronto Federation of Chinese Parents (MM.Supp.MM2.7.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/mm/comm/communicationfile-18670.pdf
(December 15, 2010) E-mail from Kumari Giles, Vice-President Equity and Munib Sajjad, Vice-President External, University of Toronto Mississauga Students' Union, Local 109, Canadian Federation of Students (MM.Supp.MM2.7.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/mm/comm/communicationfile-18671.pdf
(December 15, 2010) E-mail from Darshika Selvasivam, Vice-President, Campaigns and Advocacy, York Federation of Students, Local 68, Canadian Federation of Students (MM.Supp.MM2.7.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/mm/comm/communicationfile-18672.pdf
(December 15, 2010) E-mail from Danielle Sandhu, Vice-President Equity, University of Toronto Students' Union, Local 98 of the Canadian Federation of Students (MM.New.MM2.7.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/mm/comm/communicationfile-18673.pdf
(December 15, 2010) E-mail from Karen Sun, Executive Director, Chinese Canadian National Council, Toronto Chapter, and also enclosing an e-mail from Khaled Mouammar, National President, Canadian Arab Federation (MM.New.MM2.7.9)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM2.7 be referred to the Executive Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Dec-16-2010 8:55 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM2.7 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

1 - Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-16-2010 9:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM2.7 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Minnan-Wong requested Speaker Nunziata to rule on whether Motion MM2.7 is within the jurisdiction of City Council. Speaker Nunziata ruled that the Motion is properly before Council.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council