Item - 2017.MM24.23

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2017 without amendments.

MM24.23 - Toronto for all - United as an Inclusive Sanctuary City - by Mayor John Tory, seconded by Councillor Joe Cressy and Councillor Joe Mihevc

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council re-affirm Toronto as a Sanctuary City where all residents have full rights to access all city services and city-administered services without fear, regardless of their documentation status. 

 
2.  City Council direct City divisions, agencies and corporations to review their policies and procedures and those of their grant recipients to ensure consistency with Council’s commitment as a Sanctuary City, and report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the second quarter of 2017 with a progress update on the implementation of Council policies of access without fear for undocumented Torontonians.
 

3.  City Council urge the Federal government to continue an immigration and refugee policy based on the values of inclusion, acceptance and non-discrimination, and that the position of Council be forwarded as a letter to the Government of Canada and Federal Opposition parties to that end.
 

4.  City Council reject discrimination based on religious, ethnic or national origin, affirms that refugees are welcome in our communities, and stands united with cities around the world against islamophobia, xenophobia and racism and calls on all Canadians, community leaders, and elected officials to speak out against discrimination and hate in our communities, across the country and around the world.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That Mayor Tory be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning:

 

Toronto for all – United as an Inclusive Sanctuary City

 

Reason for Urgency:

 

This Motion is urgent, as given recent events, City Council should reaffirm its status as a Sanctuary City.

Vote (Introduce Motion without Notice) Jan-31-2017 2:18 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds full Council Required - Tory - Add Urgent Motion
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Michelle Holland, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Recommendation 1.

Vote (Adopt Item) Jan-31-2017 3:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM24.23 - Recommendation 1
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Janet Davis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the item.

Vote (Adopt Item) Jan-31-2017 3:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM24.23 - Adoption of the balance of the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, 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 Ana Bail„o, Janet Davis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council