Item - 2012.EX20.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 6, 2012 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on May 14, 2012 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on June 6, 2012.
  • See also By-law 802-2012

EX20.2 - Voluntary Contributions of Plastic Bag Fee Proceeds

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council, on June 6, 7 and 8, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council declare the Plastic Bag Fee program a success and rescind the Plastic Bag Fee By-law effective July 1, 2012.

 

2.         City Council prohibit all City of Toronto retail stores from providing customers with single-use plastic carryout (shopping) bags, including those advertised as compostable, biodegradable, photodegradable or similar, effective January 1, 2013.

 

3.         City Council request the Director of Toronto Office of Partnerships, in consultation with the Director of Strategic Communications and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to prepare a communications strategy encouraging major retailers in the City of Toronto to consider donating a portion of their bag fee proceeds to the City of Toronto's tree canopy program.

 

4.         City Council direct that, as part of the communications strategy, retailers be requested to display signage in a conspicuous location in their stores, stating that a portion of the plastic bag fees from this store are donated to plant local trees.

 

5.         City Council direct the City Manager to put a listing on the City's website of companies donating a portion of their plastic bag fee to the tree canopy program and the amount donated.

 

6.         City Council request the City Manager to negotiate a mechanism with the Province of Ontario to remit to the City the proceeds of the HST on plastic bag fees charged by retailers in the City of Toronto and that these monies be directed to the tree canopy program.

 

7.         City Council establish a Tree Summit Task Force composed of Councillor Michelle Berardinetti as Chair, Councillor Norm Kelly, Chair of Parks and Environment Committee, Councillor Raymond Cho, Councillor Mike Layton, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and Councillor Jaye Robinson, and the Task Force Chair be authorized to invite citizen members and other appropriate organizations (The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation) to participate on this Task force.

 

8.         City Council adopt the following Terms of Reference for the Tree Summit Task Force:

 

a.         The Tree Summit Task Force will work with the Director of Toronto Office of Partnerships, and the Director of Strategic Communications and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on the communications strategy referred to in Part 3 above, such strategy to include encouraging retailers in the City of Toronto to consider donating a portion of their bag profits to the City of Toronto's Tree Canopy Program and to also seek matching funds from non-retail corporations;

 

b.         The Task Force report to the Executive Committee in January 2013 on the results of its work on these initiatives; and

 

c.         Appropriate City staff be made available to support this Task Force.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 26, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Voluntary Contributions of Plastic Bag Fee Proceeds
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-46702.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 11, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (EX.New.EX20.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30036.pdf
(May 11, 2012) Letter from Marion Axmith, CAE, Director General, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) (EX.New.EX20.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30038.pdf
(May 14, 2012) Submission from Marion Axmith, Director General, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (EX.New.EX20.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30168.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Lara F. (CC.Main.EX20.2.4)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Maxine Crook (CC.Main.EX20.2.5)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Nahal Moazen (CC.Main.EX20.2.6)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from John Tagg (CC.Main.EX20.2.7)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Louis Trahan (CC.Main.EX20.2.8)
(May 23, 2012) E-mail from Mireille Messier, Ian Partridge and family (CC.Main.EX20.2.9)
(May 24, 2012) E-mail from Don Clarke (CC.Main.EX20.2.10)
(May 24, 2012) E-mail from Kendra Fry (CC.Main.EX20.2.11)
(May 24, 2012) E-mail from N. McConnan (CC.Main.EX20.2.12)
(May 24, 2012) E-mail from Jean Samuel (CC.Main.EX20.2.13)
(May 25, 2012) E-mail from Anne Howatt (CC.Main.EX20.2.14)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from David Farb (CC.Main.EX20.2.15)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Jeff Brian (CC.Main.EX20.2.16)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Mimi Jovanovic (CC.Main.EX20.2.17)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Nicky Billou (CC.Main.EX20.2.18)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Michele and Dave Cook (CC.Main.EX20.2.19)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Hugh Green (CC.Main.EX20.2.20)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Dominic Gulli (CC.Main.EX20.2.21)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Hugh Green (CC.Main.EX20.2.22)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from John Raymer (CC.Main.EX20.2.23)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Glenn E. Galloway (CC.Main.EX20.2.24)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Dorothy Smyth (CC.Main.EX20.2.25)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Stephane de Auer (and family) (CC.Main.EX20.2.26)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Gabriel Pereira (CC.Main.EX20.2.27)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from M. Elizabeth Creswick (CC.Main.EX20.2.28)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Doug Mcintyre (CC.Main.EX20.2.29)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Moira (CC.Main.EX20.2.30)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Edward Yarema (CC.Main.EX20.2.31)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Flora M. (CC.Main.EX20.2.32)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Stella Magic (CC.Main.EX20.2.33)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Terry Mazzocco (CC.Main.EX20.2.34)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Catherine Sbrolla (CC.Main.EX20.2.35)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Sheila Burgess (CC.Main.EX20.2.36)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Nadine Stoikoff (CC.Main.EX20.2.37)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Luis Tan (CC.Main.EX20.2.38)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from Faye Evans (CC.Main.EX20.2.39)
(May 19, 2012) E-mail from Jan Crowle (CC.Main.EX20.2.40)
(May 19, 2012) E-mail from Alexandra (Sandy) Belliss (CC.Main.EX20.2.41)
(May 19, 2012) E-mail from John Cashen (CC.Main.EX20.2.42)
(May 19, 2012) E-mail from Cecilia Settino (CC.Main.EX20.2.43)
(May 19, 2012) E-mail from Ruth Anderson (CC.Main.EX20.2.44)
(May 19, 2012) E-mail from Carol Ciarallo (CC.Main.EX20.2.45)
(May 19, 2012) E-mail from Cynthia Kwan (CC.Main.EX20.2.46)
(May 20, 2012) E-mail from David Martin (CC.Main.EX20.2.47)
(May 19, 2012) E-mail from Danny Pavia (CC.Main.EX20.2.48)
(May 21, 2012) E-mail from Dani Janes (CC.Main.EX20.2.49)
(May 21, 2012) E-mail from Lily Lash (CC.Main.EX20.2.50)
(May 21, 2012) E-mail from Raymond Kennedy (CC.Main.EX20.2.51)
(May 21, 2012) E-mail from Julius Toth (CC.Main.EX20.2.52)
(May 25, 2012) E-mail from Tim Haffey (CC.Main.EX20.2.53)
(May 28, 2012) E-mail from Camille Shaw (CC.Main.EX20.2.54)
(May 21, 2012) E-mail from Lynn Bartlett (CC.Main.EX20.2.55)
(May 18, 2012) E-mail from C. Masterson (CC.Main.EX20.2.56)
(May 18, 2012) Submission from Jordan Glass, submitted by Mayor Ford (CC.Main.EX20.2.57)
(May 22, 2012) E-mail from Benedict Fernandes (CC.Main.EX20.2.58)
(May 28, 2012) E-mail from Albert Nascimento (CC.Supp.EX20.2.59)
(June 1, 2012) E-mail from Chuck Burke (CC.Supp.EX20.2.60)
(June 1, 2012) E-mail from Rena Ginsberg (CC.Supp.EX20.2.61)
(June 1, 2012) E-mail from Joe Hruska, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CC.Supp.EX20.2.62)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-30617.pdf
(June 4, 2012) E-mail from Kevin Tait (CC.Supp.EX20.2.63)
(June 3, 2012) E-mail from John Gilbart and Lilla Gilbart (CC.Supp.EX20.2.64)
(June 1, 2012) E-mail from Boyd Reimer (CC.Supp.EX20.2.65)
(June 5, 2012) Submission from Mayor Ford, Newspaper Article (CC.Supp.EX20.2.66)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-30645.pdf
(June 5, 2012) Submission from Mayor Rob Ford - Article headed "Assessment of the potential for cross-contamination of food products by resuable shopping bags" (CC.New.EX20.2.67)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-30652.pdf
(June 5, 2012) E-mail from Lynda Nanders (CC.New.EX20.2.68)
(June 5, 2012) E-mail from Hillary Dempsey (CC.New.EX20.2.69)
(June 5, 2012) Submission from Mayor Rob Ford - Presentation material from the Public Relations Post, headed "The bag fee by-law has done its job -time to rescind" (CC.New.EX20.2.70)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-30655.pdf
(June 6, 2012) E-mail from Susan Aaron (CC.New.EX20.2.71)
(June 6, 2012) Submission from Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 30 - Toronto-Danforth - 2008 Council Decision on Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Item PW20.1 (CC.New.EX20.2.72)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-30669.pdf
(June 5, 2012) E-mail from M. Jane Phillips (CC.New.EX20.2.73)
(June 6, 2012) E-mail from Kate Hawkins (CC.New.EX20.2.74)
(June 6, 2012) E-mail from Brigitte Vander Knapp (CC.New.EX20.2.75)
(June 6, 2012) Submission from Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, Ward 35 - Scarborough Southwest - Presentation material from Seattle Public Utilities entitled "Plastic Bag Ban" (CC.New.EX20.2.76)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/cc/comm/communicationfile-30681.pdf
(June 6, 2012) Petition from Councillor Pam McConnell, Ward 28 - Toronto Centre-Rosedale containing the names of approximately 3,002 persons titled "Keep the 5 cent plastic bag fee in Toronto" (CC.New.EX20.2.77)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Amended)

That:

 

1.         City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 1.

 

2.         City Council establish a Tree Summit Task Force composed of Councillor Michelle Berardinetti as Chair, Councillor Jaye Robinson, Councillor Mike Layton, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Councillor Raymond Cho and Councillor Norm Kelly, Chair of Parks and Environment Committee and the Task Force Chair be authorized to invite citizen members and other appropriate organizations (The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation) to participate on this Task force.

 

3          City Council adopt the following Terms of Reference for the Tree Summit Task Force:

 

a.         The Tree Summit Task Force will work with the Director of Toronto Office of Partnerships, and the Director of Strategic Communications and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on the communications strategy referred to in Executive Committee Recommendation 2, such strategy to include encouraging retailers in the City of Toronto to consider donating a portion of their bag profits to the City of Toronto's Tree Canopy Program and to also seek matching funds from non-retail corporations;

 

b.         The Task Force report to the Executive Committee in January 2013 on the results of its work on these initiatives; and

 

c.         appropriate City staff be made available to support this Task Force.

 

Part 1 of motion 1 by Councillor Berardinetti lost.  The balance of motion 1 carried.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-06-2012 5:32 PM

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required - EX20.2 - Berardinetti - motion 1 - Part 1 only
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-06-2012 5:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Berardinetti - balance of motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 40 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, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, 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 Doug Holyday, Gloria Lindsay Luby, John Parker, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Lost)

That:

 

1.         City Council prohibit retailers from offering or providing customers with single-use plastic retail shopping bags effective January 1, 2014.

 

2.         City Council direct the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to conduct a consultation process with industry and consumers on an implementation plan for the ban on single-use plastic retail shopping bags and report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on an implementation strategy in January 2013.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-06-2012 5:37 PM

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required - EX 20.2 - Perruzza - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 22 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

3a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Redundant)

That City Council direct the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to investigate and report back to City Council by January 2013 on the viability of a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags in the retail sector and what impact such a ban would have on the Solid Waste Management Services Division both from an operational and budget perspective.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Due to Council's adoption of motion 8 by Councillor Shiner, Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 3a by Councillor McMahon redundant.


3b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Redundant)

That in the event motion 2 by Councillor Perruzza carries, City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 1 by deleting the date July 1, 2012 and inserting instead the date "January 1, 2014" so that Recommendation 1 now reads:

 

                         City Council declare the Plastic Bag Fee program a success and rescind the Plastic Bag Fee By-law effective January 1, 2014.

 

so that the existing fee remains in place until such time as the ban on single-use plastic retail shopping bags is in effect.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
As motion 2 by Councillor Perruzza did not carry, Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 3b by Councillor McMahon redundant.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Colle (Redundant)

That City Council request the City Manager to report to Council through the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with additional strategies that could further reduce the provision of plastic retail shopping bags beyond the current reduction rate achieved as a result of the City's 5 cent plastic bag program.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Due to Council's adoption of motion 8 by Councillor Shiner, Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 4 by Councillor Colle redundant.


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

That:

 

1.         City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 2 by deleting the word "profits" and inserting the word "proceeds" so that it now reads as follows:

 

2.         City Council request the Director of Toronto Office of Partnerships, in consultation with the Director of Strategic Communications and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to prepare a communications strategy encouraging major retailers in the City of Toronto to consider donating a portion of their bag fee proceeds to the City of Toronto's tree canopy program.

 

2.         City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 3 by inserting the word "signage" after the word "display" and deleting the words "how much they are contributing of the plastic bag fee to the tree canopy" and replacing it with the words "stating that a portion of the plastic bag fees from this store are donated to plant local trees" so it now reads as follows:

 

3.           City Council direct that, as part of the communications strategy, retailers be requested to display signage in a conspicuous location in their stores, stating that a portion of the plastic bag fees from this store are donated to plant local trees.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-06-2012 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Pasternak - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 41 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, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, 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: 3 Members that voted No are Glenn De Baeremaeker, Doug Holyday, Ron Moeser
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

6 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Lost)

That City Council refer the Item together with all amendments moved to this point to the Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services for consideration.

Vote (Refer Item) Jun-06-2012 4:22 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Carroll - motion 6
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 26 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, John Filion, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

7 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Raymond Cho (Lost)

That:

 

1.         City Council delete Executive Committee recommendation 1.

 

2.         City Council amend Executive Committee recommendation 2 by deleting the words "a portion of" and inserting instead the words "at least 50 percent of" so that recommendation 2 now reads as follows:

 

2.         City Council request the Director of Toronto Office of Partnerships, in consultation with the Director of Strategic Communications and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to prepare a communications strategy encouraging major retailers in the City of Toronto to consider donating at least 50 percent of their bag fee profits to the City of Toronto's tree canopy program.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-06-2012 5:36 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX20.2 - Cho - motion 7, Part 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 24 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz
Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
As Council had already voted on the same proposition in Part 1 of motion 1 by Councillor Berardinetti, Speaker Nunziata ruled Part 1 of motion 7 by Councillor Cho redundant.


8 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council prohibit all City of Toronto retail stores from providing customers with single-use plastic carryout (shopping) bags, including those advertised as compostable, biodegradable, photodegradable or similar effective January 1, 2013.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-06-2012 5:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Shiner - motion 8
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

9 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to negotiate a mechanism with the Province of Ontario to remit to the City the proceeds of the HST on plastic bag fees charged by retailers in the City of Toronto and that these monies be directed to the tree canopy program.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-06-2012 5:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Fragedakis - motion 9
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

10 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Redundant)

That City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report to the October 11, 2012 Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting on the re-introduction of the use of biodegradable plastic bags in the City of Toronto; such report to review waste processing systems in other jurisdictions including throughout the European Union, Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon and Canadian jurisdictions, to determine what technologies and policies are available to process this type of material.

Ruling by Deputy Speaker John Parker (Not Upheld)
Deputy Speaker Parker ruled that the nature of Councillor De Baeremaeker's questions to Councillor Di Giorgio regarding motion 10 were out of order.
Challenged by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Due to Council's adoption of motion 8 by Councillor Shiner, Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 10 by Councillor Di Giorgio redundant.


11 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager to put a listing on the City's website of companies donating a portion of their plastic bag fee to the tree canopy program and the amount donated.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-06-2012 5:48 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Del Grande - motion 11
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, 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, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Doug Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

Point of Order

Speaker Nunziata advised Council as follows:

 

Members of Council, the issue before us is whether or not Recommendation1 of the Executive Committee's report can be voted on separately.  I note that that we have already voted on the reverse proposition contained in Motion 1 by Councillor Berardinetti.

 

However, as the by-law is not entirely clear in this situation, I am therefore seeking City Council's advice on how to proceed.  I am doing this instead of making a ruling as I am entitled to do in accordance with our parliamentary reference, Robert's Rules of Order.

 

A majority of Council will decide this matter.

 

I am therefore asking the question:

 

Do you wish to vote on Recommendation 1 of the Executive Committee separately?

Vote (Point of Order) Jun-06-2012 6:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Vote on Recommendation 1 separately
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

That: City Council adopt the Item, as amended, as it pertains to Executive Committee Recommendation 1.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-06-2012 6:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Adopt Item as amended as it pertains to recommendation 1
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

That City Council adopt the balance of the Item as amended.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-06-2012 6:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - adopt the balance of the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Lost)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council end the debate on Item EX20.2 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Jun-06-2012 3:53 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - EX20.2 - End debate on the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak
Total members that voted No: 25 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Doug Ford, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan

Motion to Waive the Rules moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Lost)

That City Council vary its proceedings to bring the City Solicitor to the floor.

Vote (Waive the Rules) Jun-06-2012 6:01 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - EX20.2 - Waive the by-law to bring staff to the floor
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Karen Stintz

a - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Berardinetti's speaking time be extended so that she could complete her remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Jun-06-2012 2:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - Extend Councillor Berardinetti's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 20 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam

b - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

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

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Jun-06-2012 2:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Extend Councillor Perruzza's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Vincent Crisanti, Mark Grimes, Frances Nunziata
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam

c - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Davis' speaking time be extended so that she could complete her remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Jun-06-2012 3:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Extend Councillor Davis' speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam

d - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Councillor Perks' speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Jun-06-2012 3:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Extend Councillor Perks' speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Colle
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam

e - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Councillor Ainslie's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Jun-06-2012 4:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Extend Councillor Ainslie's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam

f - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Carroll's speaking time be extended so that she could complete her remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Jun-06-2012 4:15 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Extend Councillor Caroll's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 22 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan

g - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata proposed that Councillor Councillor Cho's speaking time be extended so that he could complete his remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Jun-06-2012 4:29 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Extend Councillor Cho's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

h - Motion to Extend Speaking Time (Carried)

Deputy Speaker Parker proposed that Councillor Fletcher's speaking time be extended so that she could complete her remarks.

Vote (Extend Speaking Time) Jun-06-2012 5:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX20.2 - Extend Councillor Fletcher's speaking time
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mark Grimes
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

EX20.2 - Voluntary Contributions of Plastic Bag Fee Proceeds

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council declare the Plastic Bag Fee program a success and rescind the Plastic Bag Fee Bylaw effective July 1, 2012.

 

2.         City Council request the Director of Toronto Office of Partnerships, in consultation with the Director of Strategic Communications and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to prepare a communications strategy encouraging major retailers in the City of Toronto to consider donating a portion of their bag fee profits to the City of Toronto's tree canopy program.

 

3.         City Council direct that, as part of the communications strategy, retailers be requested to display in a conspicuous location in their stores, how much they are contributing of the plastic bag fee to the tree canopy program.

Origin

(April 26, 2012) Report from the City Manager

Summary

As per direction from the Executive Committee, the purpose of this report is to address the potential for businesses to donate a portion of the net proceeds from the five cent plastic bag fee toward the protection of the City's tree canopy.

 

Staff  recommend that major retailers and issuers of bags be requested to make voluntary contributions towards protection of the City's tree canopy as part of the City's donation program managed by the Toronto Office of Partnerships.

Background Information

(April 26, 2012) Report from the City Manager on Voluntary Contributions of Plastic Bag Fee Proceeds
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-46702.pdf

Communications

(May 11, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (EX.New.EX20.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30036.pdf
(May 11, 2012) Letter from Marion Axmith, CAE, Director General, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) (EX.New.EX20.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30038.pdf
(May 14, 2012) Submission from Marion Axmith, Director General, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (EX.New.EX20.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-30168.pdf

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Marion Axmith Canadian Plastics Industry Association, and Joe Hruska, Environment & Management Strategies Group
Sally Potter

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1.         declare the Plastic Bag Fee program a success and rescind the Plastic Bag Fee Bylaw effective July 1, 2012, and

 

2.         request the Director of Toronto Office of Partnerships, in consultation with the Director of Strategic Communications and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to prepare a communications strategy encouraging major retailers in the City of Toronto to consider donating a portion of their bag fee profits to the City of Toronto's tree canopy program.

 


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

That Motion 1 by Mayor Ford be amended by adding a new part 3 to read:

 

3. Direct that, as part of the communications strategy, retailers be requested to display in a conspicuous location in their stores, how much they are contributing of the plastic bag fee to the tree canopy program.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council