Item - 2014.CC55.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on August 25, 2014 with amendments.

CC55.1 - National Energy Board Decision on Enbridge Line 9B Application - Follow Up Actions

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on August 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.                  City Council receive the report (August 12, 2014) from the City Manager and the City Solicitor, for information.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager to write to the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, to request amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to cover projects like 9B, and to consider the "upstream and downstream" issues that the National Energy Board would not consider as part of a full environmental assessment.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to write to the Federal Minister of Natural Resources, to request a timeline by which the amendment to the National Energy Board Act will be implemented to require companies operating major pipelines to have a minimum financial capacity of $1 billion, as promised on May 14, 2014.

 

4.          City Council request the City Manager to write to Enbridge to request that diluted bitumen not be transported through the City of Toronto.

Background Information (City Council)

(August 12, 2014) Report from the City Manager and the City Solicitor on National Energy Board Decision on Enbridge Line 9B Application - Follow Up Actions (CC55.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-72849.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(August 25, 2014) Petition from Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 8, York West, containing the names of approximately 627 persons, filed during the routine matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager to write to the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, to request amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to cover projects like 9B, and to consider the "upstream and downstream" issues that the National Energy Board would not consider as part of a full environmental assessment.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager to write to the federal Minister of Natural Resources, to request a timeline by which the amendment to the National Energy Board Act will be implemented to require companies operating major pipelines to have a minimum financial capacity of $1 billion, as promised on May 14, 2014.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to write to Enbridge to request that diluted bitumen not be transported through the City of Toronto.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Aug-28-2014 7:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC55.1 - Perruzza - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Aug-28-2014 7:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC55.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Rob Ford, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council