Item - 2018.MM36.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 without amendments.

MM36.5 - Declaring January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia - by Councillor Neethan Shan, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council reaffirm that Islamophobia, like all other forms of racism, hate, xenophobia, and bigotry, has no place in the City of Toronto.
 

2.  City Council designate January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia in the City of Toronto for future years.
 

3.  City Council formally request the Province of Ontario to designate January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia for the Province for future years.
 

4.  City Council formally request the Government of Canada to designate January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia for the country for future years.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(January 11, 2018) E-mail from Haniya Sheikh (MM.Main.MM36.5.1)
(January 12, 2018) E-mail from Khadijah Kanji (MM.Main.MM36.5.2)
(January 13, 2018) E-mail from Samira Kanji, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noor Cultural Centre (MM.Main.MM36.5.3)
(January 13, 2018) E-mail from Frikia Allout (MM.Main.MM36.5.4)
(January 14, 2018) E-mail from Mohamed Benaicha (MM.Main.MM36.5.5)
(January 16, 2018) E-mail from David Nitkin (MM.Main.MM36.5.6)
(January 16, 2018) E-mail from Sameena Qureishi (MM.Main.MM36.5.7)
(January 21, 2018) E-mail from Mendl Malkin (MM.Main.MM36.5.8)
(January 21, 2018) E-mail from David Nitkin (MM.Main.MM36.5.9)
(January 22, 2018) E-mail from Laya Lightstone (MM.Main.MM36.5.10)
(January 22, 2018) E-mail from Ron Condly (MM.Main.MM36.5.11)
(January 22, 2018) E-mail from Andria Spindel (MM.Main.MM36.5.12)
(January 23, 2018) E-mail from Tanya Gaw (MM.Main.MM36.5.13)
(January 24, 2018) Letter from Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (MM.Main.MM36.5.14)
(January 24, 2018) E-mail from Darshika Selvasivam (MM.Main.MM36.5.15)
(January 24, 2018) E-mail from Rima Berns-McGown (MM.Main.MM36.5.16)
(January 24, 2018) Letter from Nour Alideeb, Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (MM.Supp.MM36.5.17)
(January 23, 2018) Letter from Haniff Khan, Chairman, Islamic Institute of Toronto (MM.Supp.MM36.5.18)
(January 24, 2018) Letter from Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director, Ontario Regional Council, Unifor (MM.Supp.MM36.5.19)
(January 25, 2018) E-mail from Fatima Sajan (MM.Supp.MM36.5.20)
(January 25, 2018) Letter from Muntazir Jaffer, Director of Operations, Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto (MM.Supp.MM36.5.21)
(January 25, 2018) E-mail from Imam Irshad Osman (Naleemi) (MM.Supp.MM36.5.22)
(January 25, 2018) E-mail from Semir Yusuf Teshale (MM.Supp.MM36.5.23)
(January 25, 2018) Letter from Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change (COP-COC) (MM.Supp.MM36.5.24)
(January 25, 2018) Letter from Zeib Jeeva, Board Chair, International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) (MM.Supp.MM36.5.25)
(January 24, 2018) Letter from Chris Buckley, President, Patty Coates, Secretary-Treasurer and Ahmad Gaied, Executive Vice-President, Ontario Federation of Labour (CLC) (MM.Supp.MM36.5.26)
(January 25, 2018) E-mail from Javed Akbar (MM.Supp.MM36.5.27)
(January 25, 2018) Letter from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (MM.Supp.MM36.5.28)
(January 28, 2018) E-mail from Janey Corey (MM.Supp.MM36.5.29)
(January 29, 2018) Letter from Zakaria Abdulle (MM.Supp.MM36.5.30)
(January 29, 2018) E-mail from Edna Bovas and Sarah Lima, on behalf of the Migrant Mothers Project (MM.Supp.MM36.5.31)
(January 30, 2018) E-mail from Suzanne Giblon (MM.New.MM36.5.32)
(January 29, 2018) E-mail from Shakil Akhter (MM.New.MM36.5.33)
(January 24, 2018) Letter from Katherine Bullock, President, The Islamic Society of North America - Canada (MM.New.MM36.5.34)
(January 30, 2018) E-mail from Zahraa Saab (MM.New.MM36.5.35)
(January 30, 2018) Letter from Andrea Nemtin, Chief Executive Officer and President and Peter Lyman, Chair, Board of Directors, Inspirit Foundation (MM.New.MM36.5.36)
(January 30, 2018) Letter from Rudayna Bahubeshi (MM.New.MM36.5.37)
(January 30, 2018) E-mail from Gloria Valentine (MM.New.MM36.5.38)
(January 29, 2018) Letter from Alia Hogben, Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women (MM.New.MM36.5.39)
(January 29, 2018) E-mail from Phyllis Hoch (MM.New.MM36.5.40)
(January 30, 2018) E-mail from Dr. Michael Kirzner (MM.New.MM36.5.41)
(January 31, 2018) E-mail from Sybil Berk (MM.New.MM36.5.42)
(January 30, 2018) Letter from Rachelle Friesen, Canada Coordinator, Christian Peacemaker Teams (MM.New.MM36.5.43)
(January 31, 2018) E-mail from Sharon Woolf (MM.New.MM36.5.44)
(January 31, 2018) E-mail from Noor Baig (MM.New.MM36.5.45)
(January 31, 2018) Letter from Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui and Cynthia Levine-Rasky (Co-leaders), Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (MM.New.MM36.5.46)
(January 23, 2018) Letter from W.H. Giles (MM.New.MM36.5.47)
(February 1, 2018) Letter from Ramz Aziz, Co-Chair, South Asian Law Students' Association (MM.New.MM36.5.48)
(February 1, 2018) E-mail from Amina Mohamed (MM.New.MM36.5.49)
(February 1, 2018) E-mail from Samiya Abdi (MM.New.MM36.5.50)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM36.5 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Feb-01-2018 2:23 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM36.5 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, 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, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Giorgio Mammoliti, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-01-2018 6:37 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM36.5 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cesar Palacio
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council