Item - 2015.MM7.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 10, 2015 without amendments.

MM7.6 - Requesting a detailed report regarding the Toronto Paramedic Services Report on Issues and Resolutions with respect to Poor Workplace Morale - by Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Cesar Palacio

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11 and 12, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the September 30 and October 1, 2015 City Council meeting on the issues raised in the attached report (April 2015), entitled "Toronto Paramedic Services Crisis in the Workplace Identifying the Issues and Resolutions of Poor Morale".

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM7.6
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-80990.pdf
(April 2015) Report from Local 416 EMS Unit on behalf of Toronto Paramedics and Support Staff on Toronto Paramedic Services (Crisis in the Workplace) - Identifying the Issues and Resolutions of Poor Morale
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-80991.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 10, 2015) Petition from Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, headed "Toronto Paramedics Need Your Help" containing the names of approximately 859 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (MM.New)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM7.6 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Jun-11-2015 5:06 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM7.6 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak

Point of Order by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that the Speaker should clarify why she had advised Council that it was necessary to go into closed session on Motion MM7.6.


Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Motion MM7.6 should be made time specific as there were a large number of people present for the Motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Points of Order and ruled that once the Motion is being debated, Council will determine whether it is necessary to go into closed session. Speaker Nunziata also ruled that Councillor Mammoliti's request to make the Motion time specific would be dealt with at the end of Notices of Motions.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-11-2015 5:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM7.6 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council