Item - 2017.MM32.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2017 without amendments.

MM32.8 - Denouncing Acts of Hate and Intolerance in Toronto - by Councillor Joe Mihevc, seconded by Councillor Neethan Shan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council denounce racism in all its forms and re-affirm its commitment to recognize the dignity and worth of all people, in principle and in practice.

 
2.  City Council reaffirm its commitment to actively create an environment of equality in the government and in the community for all people regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, disability, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, same sex partnership, age, marital status, family status, immigrant status, receipt of public assistance, political affiliation, religious affiliation, level of literacy, language and/or socio-economic status.

 
3.  City Council acknowledge and reaffirm its support for the good work that the City's Human Rights Office and the Access, Equity and Human Rights Division are already doing to promote inclusive communities and call out acts of hate, such as the initiative to end Anti-Black Racism, Access T.O., and Reconciliation and Calls to Action.

 

4.  City Council direct City divisions, agencies and corporations to review their policies and procedures and those of their grant recipients to ensure consistency with City Council’s commitment to Human Rights and to report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the first quarter of 2018 with a progress update on the implementation of City Council policies of access without fear for undocumented Torontonians. 
 
5.  City Council urge the Federal Government and the Government of Ontario to likewise reaffirm their commitment to creating a culture of equality in government and in society, and City Council direct that its position be forwarded as a letter to the Government of Canada, Federal Opposition parties, the Government of Ontario, and the Provincial Opposition parties, to that end.

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 MM32.8 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Oct-03-2017 2:30 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM32.8 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, 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, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are John Campbell
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-03-2017 2:31 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM32.8 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 42 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, 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, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council