Item - 2014.MM48.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 19, 2014 with amendments.

MM48.8 - Request to maintain Canada Post Services - by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, seconded by Councillor Peter Leon

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 19 and 20, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager to convey to the Federal Minister responsible for Canada Post, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, that the Federal Government should direct Canada Post to maintain the current system of residential door-to-door delivery in Canada.

 

2.         City Council request the Federal Government and Canada Post to publicly release the report Banking: A Proven Diversification Strategy.

 

3.         City Council direct the City Manager to forward this resolution to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

4.         City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the appropriate City staff, to report back to Council, through the Executive Committee, on:

 

a.         the potential cost of the reduced Canada Post service to the City including the requirement of municipal land and rights-of-way, infrastructure such as paving and lighting and policing related to vandalism, graffiti and mail theft;

 

b.         which communities and neighbourhoods in the City will be affected;

 

c.         the demographics of such areas;

 

d.         what change to service will be implemented in these areas, where will postal boxes be located; and

 

e.         the impact of these changes on the public realm.

 

5.         City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the potential implications of the loss of Canada Post delivery to the citizens of Toronto, especially seniors and persons with disabilities, as well as crime and safety issues such as identity theft.

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 MM48.8 be referred to the Executive Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Feb-20-2014 2:40 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM48.8 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, 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, 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), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Giorgio Mammoliti

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

That:

 

1.         City Council request the Federal Government and Canada Post to publicly release the report Banking: A Proven Diversification Strategy.

 

2.         City Council direct the City Manager to forward this resolution to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

3.         City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the appropriate City staff, to report back to Council through the Executive Committee on:

 

a.         the potential cost of the reduced Canada Post service to the City including the requirement of municipal land and rights-of-way, infrastructure such as paving and lighting and policing related to vandalism, graffiti and mail theft;

 

b.         which communities and neighbourhoods in the City will be affected;

 

c.         the demographics of such areas;

 

d.         what change to service will be implemented in these areas, where will postal boxes be located; and

 

e.         the impact of these changes on the public realm.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-20-2014 7:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM48.8 - Wong-Tam - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 39 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, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, James Pasternak

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the potential implications of the loss of Canada Post delivery to the citizens of Toronto, especially seniors and persons with disabilities, as well as crime and safety issues such as identity theft.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Feb-20-2014 7:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM48.8 - De Baeremaeker - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, 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, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Janet Davis, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Peter Milczyn, James Pasternak

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-20-2014 7:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM48.8 - Adopt the item as amended
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, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, James Pasternak
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council