Item - 2016.MM23.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 13, 2016 with amendments.

MM23.3 - City Council affirm its recognition of the Nanjing Massacre - by Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 13, 14 and 15, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council reaffirms its recognition of the Nanjing Massacre and honours the memory of the men, women and children who were massacred.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(December 9, 2016) E-mail from Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt submitting a communication (December 9, 2016) from Dr. Joseph Y.K. Wong, Founder and Chair, ALPHA Education (MM.Supp.MM23.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/mm/comm/communicationfile-64529.pdf
(December 11, 2016) Letter from Bruce Tatemichi, Acting President, Greater Toronto Chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (MM.New.MM23.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/mm/comm/communicationfile-64544.pdf
(December 14, 2016) Letter from Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale (MM.New.MM23.3.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/mm/comm/communicationfile-64535.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM23.3 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Dec-14-2016 4:41 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM23.3 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Mary Fragedakis, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council amend the recommendation by deleting the words "recognize", "as a crime against humanity", "to" and "died" and insert the words "reaffirms its recognition of" and "were massacred" so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.  City Council reaffirms its recognition of the Nanjing Massacre and honours the memory of the men, women and children who were massacred.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council