Item - 2017.MM35.10
- City Council adopted this item on December 5, 2017 without amendments.
MM35.10 - Distribution and Display of Graphic Images - by Councillor Sarah Doucette, seconded by Councillor Ana Bail„o
- Decision Type:
City Council Decision
City Council on December 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2017, adopted the following:
1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to assess options, both legislative and private, to:
a. regulate the distribution of print materials to private residences that contain extremely graphic images intended to shock, alarm, or cause dismay, including the potential for the prohibiting of the distribution of such print materials to private residences, for the purposes of addressing the potential of such displays to cause harm to members of the public, especially children; and
b. regulate temporary signs that contain extremely graphic images intended to shock, alarm, or cause dismay, including the potential for the prohibiting of such signs from being carried, held or displayed on the public right-of-way, for the purposes of addressing the potential of such displays to cause harm to members of the public, especially children;
and to report back to the Executive Committee in 2018.
2. City Council urge the Province of Ontario to limit and regulate the distribution of leaflets that contain disturbing images, using the means provided to them through Provincial Acts.
Background Information (City Council)
Communications (City Council)
Motions (City Council)
Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM35.10 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.