Item - 2012.CC25.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 11, 2012 with amendments.

CC25.5 - MM23.12 Request to protect the data on non-restricted firearms registered to Ontarian owners

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 11, 12 and 13, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Solicitor to seek leave to intervene in support of the Barbra Schlifer Clinic's motion for an injunction to provide the City of Toronto perspective on the importance of why the Federal and Provincial government’s long-gun registry data should not be destroyed as it supports the health, safety and protection of the citizens of Toronto and in particular, it supports the long-standing Toronto campaign to end violence against women.

 

2.         City Council write to the Premier of Ontario, with copies to the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, asking the Province to introduce regulations on the sales of non-restricted firearms by businesses.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 10, 2012) from the City Solicitor remains confidential in its entirety in accordance with the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it pertains to litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations and contains advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council recessed its public session and met as Committee of the Whole in two closed sessions on July 12, 2012, to consider confidential information on this Item as it relates to litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations and advice or communications that are subject to solicitor-client privilege.  Committee of the Whole subsequently considered this matter in the second closed session only.

Confidential Attachment - Litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies or corporations; advice or communication that are subject to solicitor-client privilege

Background Information (City Council)

(July 10, 2012) Report from the City Solicitor on Request to protect the data on non-restricted firearms to Ontarian owners (CC25.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-49035.pdf
Attachment A - Verdict of Coroner's Jury (Hearst Inquiry Report)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-49038.pdf
Attachment B - Letter (June 12, 2012) from Dalton McGuinty, Premier to Marilyn Toft, Council Secretariat Support
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-49039.pdf
Attachment C - Letter (June 13, 2012) from Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services to Ulli Watkiss, City Clerk
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-49040.pdf
(July 4, 2012) Report from City Solicitor on MM23.12 - Request to protect the data on non-restricted firearms registered to Ontarian owners - Notice of Pending Report (CC25.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-48959.pdf
(July 10, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 10, 2012) from the City Solicitor

Motions (City Council)

Report of Committee of the Whole

July 12, 2012 - 7:56 p.m. - Deputy Speaker Parker advised that City Council did not debate this item in this closed session.


Report of Committee of the Whole

July 12, 2012 - 9:06 p.m. - Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had completed its closed session consideration of Item CC25.5, on a request to protect the data on non-restricted firearms registered to Ontarian owners.   City Council debated this item, but did not adopt any motions.


1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That City Council amend Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 4, 2012) from the City Solicitor by deleting the confidential instruction and replacing it with the following instruction:

 

City Council direct the City Solicitor to seek leave to intervene in support of the Barbra Schlifer Clinic's motion for an injunction to provide the City of Toronto perspective on the importance of why the Federal and Provincial government’s long-gun registry data should not be destroyed as it supports the health, safety and protection of the citizens of Toronto and in particular, it supports the long-standing Toronto campaign to end violence against women.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-13-2012 6:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC25.5 - McConnell - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Receive Item moved by Councillor John Parker (Lost)
That the item be received for information.

Vote (Receive Item) Jul-13-2012 6:04 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC25.5 - Parker - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Vincent Crisanti, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), Karen Stintz
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council write to the Premier of Ontario, with copies to the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, asking the Province to introduce regulations on the sales of non-restricted firearms by businesses.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-13-2012 6:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC25.5 - Wong-Tam - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, John Parker (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-13-2012 6:07 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC25.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council