Item - 2013.MM45.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 16, 2013 without amendments.

MM45.4 - Public Library Access to E-Books and E-Magazines - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Jaye Robinson

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to investigate publishers’ restrictive practices in making e-books and e-magazines available to public libraries, including the higher prices charged to public libraries.

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 MM45.4 be referred to the Community Development and Recreation Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Dec-17-2013 2:42 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM45.4 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Doug Ford, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-17-2013 2:43 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM45.4 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as his spouse works for the Toronto Public Library.
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council