Item - 2013.MM36.14

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 11, 2013 without amendments.

MM36.14 - Support for Private Member's Bill C-322 "An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption)" - by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 11, 12 and 13, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Manager to convey to the Government of Canada its support for Private Member's Bill C-322, "An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption)," which prohibits the importation or export of horses into or from Canada for the purpose of slaughter or human consumption.

 

2.         City Council, in view of the financial support provided to the horse racing industry through the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission as well as other means of support, call upon the Government of Ontario to prohibit the sale, movement and shipment of horses in Ontario for the purpose of slaughter and that this ban extend to the movement of horses from Ontario to other jurisdictions for this purpose.

 

3.         City Council call upon the Government of Ontario, should it fail to prohibit the sale, movement and shipment of horses in Ontario for the purpose of slaughter including the movement of horses from Ontario to other jurisdictions for this purpose, to establish a fund to cover all costs associated with the euthanasia of horses in the Province of Ontario.

 

4.         City Council call upon the Government of Ontario to prohibit race horse owners from participating in the horse racing industry in Ontario if they participate in the sale, movement and shipment of horses in Ontario for the purpose of slaughter including the movement of horses from Ontario to other jurisdictions for this purpose.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM36.14 be referred to the Executive Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Jun-12-2013 2:52 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM36.14 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 37 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, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Norman Kelly, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-12-2013 2:53 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM36.14 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 37 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, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Norman Kelly, Ron Moeser
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council