Item - 2016.MM12.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 3, 2016 without amendments.

MM12.4 - In Support of Competitive and Affordable Internet Prices for Toronto - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Paul Ainslie

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 3 and 4, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council support competitive and affordable Internet prices for its residents, and City Council support the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commisssion July 2015 decision for large telecom companies to make their fibre-optic networks available to small competitors at wholesale prices.

 

2.  City Council forward a copy of this decision to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

 

3.  City Council request, similar to the City of Calgary, an opportunity to consult with the Minister relating to the Minister’s recommendation to the Governor-in-Council on Bell’s Petition against the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commisssion decision.

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM12.4
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-88726.pdf
(December 21, 2015) Letter from Mayor Naheed K. Nenshi, City of Calgary - Submission Regarding Notice No. DGTP-002-2015, Petition to the Governor in Council concerning Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-326 by Bell Canada
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-88727.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM12.4 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Feb-04-2016 2:44 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM12.4 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, 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, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Tory

1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Lost)

That consideration of the item be deferred until the March 30 and 31, 2016 meeting of City Council.

Vote (Defer Item) Feb-04-2016 4:40 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - MM12.4 - Defer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 21 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, David Shiner, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-04-2016 5:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM12.4 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, John Tory

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Raymond Cho (Carried)

That in accordance with Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on deferral motion 1 by Councillor Grimes and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Feb-04-2016 4:38 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM12.4 - End debate on deferral motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Janet Davis, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, David Shiner, John Tory

Point of Order by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that she had read in the news that Mayor Tory had already taken a position on this matter. Councillor Davis wanted to understand in what context the Mayor had taken a position and if the City had taken a position.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that the Item would be held down until staff were available to answer Councillor Davis's questions.


Point of Order by Councillor Josh Colle

Councillor Colle, rising on a Point of Order, asked if the appropriate staff were present in the Chamber to answer questions on the Item.


Point of Order by Councillor Michael Thompson

Councillor Thompson, rising on a Point of order, stated that he would like to ask questions of the Chief Information Officer who was not in the Chamber.  Councillor Thompson asked if it would be necessary to defer the item to the next meeting.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Order, and ruled that the Chief Information Officer would be requested to come to the Chamber.


Point of Order by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Order, asked if the Item was properly before Council and again requested confirmation that Council had not yet taken a position on the item.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and permitted staff to respond.

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Shelley Carroll - as her husband is employed by City TV which is owned by Rogers Media
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council