Item - 2014.MM50.7

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 1, 2014 with amendments.

MM50.7 - Protecting Our Neighbourhoods: Safety, Accountability and Transparency on Toronto's Rail Lines - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Adam Vaughan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 1, 2 and 3, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.          City Council request the Government of Canada to require freight rail owners to inform municipalities of the volume and frequency of potentially hazardous materials travelling through City boundaries, the specific material type and that this information be made readily available to the public.

 

2.         City Council request the Government of Canada to completely phase out DOT 111 tanker cars within 2 years that do not meet the safety standards mandated by the Association of American Railroads on October 1, 2011.

 

3.         City Council request the Government of Canada to require the Canada Transportation Agency and freight rail owners to initiate a public participation process regarding freight trains carrying hazardous materials through urban municipalities.

 

4.         City Council request the Government of Canada to urgently restore funding for dangerous rail cargo inspections to 2009 levels.

 

5.         City Council request the City Manager to report back to Council no later than January 2015 on all City Council's requests in Parts 1 to 4 above.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(April 1, 2014) E-mail from Sharon Yetman (MM.New.MM50.7.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM50.7 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Apr-02-2014 2:34 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM50.7 - 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, 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, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Michael Thompson

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

That:

 

1.         City Council request the Federal Government to urgently restore funding for dangerous rail cargo inspections to 2009 levels.

  

2.         City Council request the City Manager to report back to Council no later than January 2015 on all Council's requests above.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-03-2014 8:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM50.7 - Fragedakis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-03-2014 8:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM50.7 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, David Shiner, Karen Stintz
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council