Item - 2017.MM32.21

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2017 with amendments.

MM32.21 - Report Request on the Feasibility of Banning the display/use of the Confederate Flag on any City property and at events - by Councillor Neethan Shan, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager to review the policies and report to City Council with recommendations for improvements to the policies which will both hold accountable and equip event organizers and managers to assess any symbol or flag, including the Confederate flag, used to promote hate, and to remove them from events or City property.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM32.21 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That City Council delete the recommendation:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager and the City Solicitor to report on the feasibility of banning the display/use of the Confederate flag on any City property and at events.

 

and adopt instead the following:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager to review the policies and report to City Council with recommendations for improvements to the policies which will both hold accountable and equip event organizers and managers to assess any symbol or flag, including the Confederate flag, used to promote hate, and to remove them from events or City property.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-04-2017 6:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM32.21 - Holyday - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, 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, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are John Campbell, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council