Item - 2017.MM28.21

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 26, 2017 without amendments.

MM28.21 - Supporting Bill S238, "The Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act" - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 26, 27 and 28, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council express its support to the Prime Minister and Government of Canada for Bill S238, The Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act.

 

2.  City Council request the City Clerk to forward this Motion to the Premier of Ontario and request the Premier of Ontario to consider instituting a ban of the sale of shark fin and shark fin food products in the Province of Ontario.

 

3. City Council request the City Clerk to forward this Motion to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and encourage them and their membership to express support for Bill S-238 to the Government of Canada.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(April 27, 2017) E-mail from Jennie Montford (MM.New.MM28.21.1)
(April 26, 2017) Petition from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale, headed "In honour of Rob Stewart, ban the sale of shark fins in the City of Toronto", containing the names of approximately 5,302 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (MM.New)
(April 26, 2017) Petition from Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, Ward 38, Scarborough Centre, headed "In honour of Rob Stewart, ban the sale of shark fins in the City of Toronto", containing the names of approximately 5,303 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 MM28.21 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-27-2017 2:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM28.21 - Adopt the item
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, Janet Davis, 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, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 5 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Anthony Perruzza

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-27-2017 2:27 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM28.21 - REVOTE Adopt the item - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, 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, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote to adopt Motion MM28.21.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council