Item - 2015.ED1.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 10, 2015 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Economic Development Committee on January 14, 2015 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on February 10, 2015.

ED1.8 - Support for an Ontario Installation and Presence at Expo 2015 (Milan, Italy)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 10 and 11, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to partner and work with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Ontario (ICCO) to explore and develop a project plan for the City of Toronto's participation at "Expo in Città (Expo in the City) 2015".

Background Information (Committee)

(December 16, 2014) Report and Attachment from the General Manager, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism on the Support for an Ontario Installation and Presence at Expo 2015 (Milan, Italy)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74471.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-11-2015 4:55 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED1.8 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Justin J. Di Ciano, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, John Tory

Point of Privilege by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Councillor McMahon, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Ford's comments had impugned the character of staff.  Councillor McMahon requested that Councillor Ford retract his remarks.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege. The Speaker advised Councillor Ford that she previously asked that he not to speak to staff in that tone and ruled that Councillor Ford should retract his comments.

Councillor Ford asked the Speaker what comments he should retract.

Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Ford should retract his comments about staff deliberately misleading Council. Speaker Nunziata asked Councillor Ford to apologize to staff.

Councillor Ford did not retract his comments.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Mark Grimes

Councillor Grimes, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that staff had answered Councillor Ford's questions and had assured Council that the omission in the report was not intentional.  Councillor Grimes asked that Councillor Ford withdraw his comments about staff.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Ford should withdraw his comments.

Councillor Ford did not withdraw his comments.

Speaker Nunziata advised Councillor Ford that she would not ask him again to retract his comments.

Councillor Ford did not retract his comments.

Speaker Nunziata asked Councillor Ford to leave the Council Chamber.

Speaker Nunziata recessed the meeting for ten minutes.


Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he understood Councillor Ford was being escorted out of the Council Chamber for saying "hard to believe".

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata did not accept the the Point of Order and advised that she had already made her ruling.

Speaker Nunziata called upon Councillor Ford to address Council.

Speaker Nunziata advised Councillor Ford that before the recess she had ruled that he should retract his comments and apologize to staff. Speaker Nunziata asked Councillor Ford if would retract his comments and apologize to staff.

Councillor Ford did not retract his comments and requested a recorded vote.

Speaker Nunziata ruled there would be no recorded vote as she had made her ruling. Speaker Nunziata asked Councillor Ford if he would retract his comments and apologize.


Point of Order by Councillor Rob Ford

Councillor Ford stated that Speaker Nunziata had not followed the proper procedures.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that she had followed the procedures and had asked Councillor Ford three times to retract his comments and apologize to staff.

Speaker Nunziata asked Councillor Ford to retract his comments and apologize.

Councillor Ford did not retract his comments.

Speaker Nunziata asked Councillor Ford to leave the Council Chamber.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti appealed the Speaker's decision to ask Councillor Ford to leave the Chamber.

Vote (Point of Privilege) Feb-11-2015 4:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - Uphold chair on Mammoliti challenge
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, John Campbell, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mary Fragedakis, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

Point of Privilege by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Councillor McMahon, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that her concern remains that Councillor Ford's comments had impugned staff, and that Councillor Ford should retract his comments.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Michael Thompson

Councillor Thompson, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that the comments about staff were untrue and that the matter of funding had been raised by the General Manager at the committee meeting, and further, that the funds for this matter had not yet been approved in the budget process.

ED1.8 - Support for an Ontario Installation and Presence at Expo 2015 (Milan, Italy)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to partner and work with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Ontario (ICCO) to explore and develop a project plan for the City of Toronto's participation at "Expo in Città (Expo in the City) 2015".

Origin

(December 16, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

As requested by the Economic Development Committee at its meeting on August 19, 2014, this report provides an update and recommendations for participation in the upcoming Milan Expo 2015 as part of the Partner City Agreement between Toronto and Milan signed in 2003.

Background Information

(December 16, 2014) Report and Attachment from the General Manager, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism on the Support for an Ontario Installation and Presence at Expo 2015 (Milan, Italy)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-74471.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council