Item - 2019.HL5.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 16, 2019 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Board of Health on April 15, 2019 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on April 16, 2019.

HL5.1 - Consideration of the 2019 Provincial Budget

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 16 and 17, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council:

 

a.  affirm its support for Toronto Public Health;

 

b.  request the Province of Ontario to maintain the health protection and health promotion and prevention mandate of Toronto Public Health; and

 

c.  request the Province of Ontario to maintain the current 75 percent provincial, 25 percent municipal funding formula for Toronto Public Health, and public health programs in Ontario.

 

2.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to stop the planned reduction of Ontario public health units from 35 to 10 and planned reduction of $200 million from public health, and instead initiate consultations with municipalities and public health agencies on the public health system in Ontario.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

During the review of the Order Paper on April 16, 2019, City Council adopted a procedural motion to remove this Item from the jurisdiction of the Board of Health and bring it forward for consideration by City Council.

Background Information (Board)

(April 2, 2019) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy on Consideration of the 2019 Provincial Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-131775.pdf
(April 15, 2019) Presentation and Attachment from the Medical Officer of Health on Ontario Budget 2019 - Impacts on Toronto Public Health
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-132068.pdf

Communications (Board)

(April 15, 2019) Submission from Dr. Robert Kyle, Association of Local Public Health Agencies (HL.New.HL5.01.01)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/hl/comm/communicationfile-93627.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Remove from Committee moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That in accordance with Section 27-7.10 of Council Procedures, City Council remove Item HL5.1, headed "Consideration of the 2019 Provincial Budget” from the Board of Health and bring the Item forward to City Council for consideration.

Vote (Remove from Committee) Apr-16-2019 9:45 AM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - Cressy - Remove Item HL5.1 from the Board of Health
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Board of Health Recommendation 1 only:

 

1.  City Council:

 

a.  affirm its support for Toronto Public Health;

 

b.  request the Province of Ontario to maintain the health protection and health promotion and prevention mandate of Toronto Public Health; and

 

c.  request the Province of Ontario to maintain the current 75 percent provincial, 25 percent municipal funding formula for Toronto Public Health, and public health programs in Ontario.

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-16-2019 12:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - HL5.1 - Adoption of Board of Health Recommendation 1 only
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Board of Health Recommendation 2 only:

 

2.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to stop the planned reduction of Ontario public health units from 35 to 10 and planned reduction of $200 million from public health, and instead initiate consultations with municipalities and public health agencies on the public health system in Ontario.

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-16-2019 12:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - HL5.1 - Adoption of Board of Health Recommendation 2 only
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Michael Thompson

HL5.1 - Consideration of the 2019 Provincial Budget

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council:

 

a.  affirm its support for Toronto Public Health;

 

b.  request the Province of Ontario to maintain the health protection and health promotion and prevention mandate of Toronto Public Health; and

 

c.  request the Province of Ontario to maintain the current 75 percent provincial, 25 percent municipal funding formula for Toronto Public Health, and public health programs in Ontario.

 

2.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to stop the planned reduction of Ontario public health units from 35 to 10 and planned reduction of $200 million from public health, and instead initiate consultations with municipalities and public health agencies on the public health system in Ontario.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health:

 

1.  Affirmed its support for Toronto Public Health.

 

2.  Requested the Province of Ontario to maintain the health protection and health promotion and prevention mandate of Toronto Public Health.

 

3.  Requested the Province of Ontario to maintain the current 75 percent provincial, 25 percent municipal funding formula for Toronto Public Health, and public health programs in Ontario.

 

4.  Requested the Province of Ontario to stop the planned reduction of Ontario public health units from 35 to 10 and planned reduction of $200 million from public health, and instead initiate consultations with municipalities and public health agencies on the public health system in Ontario.

 

5.  Directed the Medical Officer of Health and Toronto Public Health to work with the Association of Local Public Health Agencies to coordinate and support their efforts on responding to the provincial cuts to public health in Ontario.

 

The Medical Officer of Health gave a presentation on Ontario Budget 2019 - Impacts on Toronto Public Health.

Origin

(April 2, 2019) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy

Summary

In accordance with the provisions set out in Section 27(2) of the Board of Health Procedures By-law, the Chair has called a special meeting of the Board of Health to be held for the following purpose:

 

-  To consider the Provincial Budget being released on April 11, 2019.

Background Information

(April 2, 2019) Letter from Councillor Joe Cressy on Consideration of the 2019 Provincial Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-131775.pdf
(April 15, 2019) Presentation and Attachment from the Medical Officer of Health on Ontario Budget 2019 - Impacts on Toronto Public Health
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-132068.pdf

Communications

(April 15, 2019) Submission from Dr. Robert Kyle, Association of Local Public Health Agencies (HL.New.HL5.01.01)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/hl/comm/communicationfile-93627.pdf

Speakers

Dr. Robert Kyle, Association of Local Public Health Agencies
Dr. David Mowat
Joe Mihevc

Motions

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council:

 

a.  Affirm its support for Toronto Public Health;

 

b.  Request the Province of Ontario to maintain the health protection, and health promotion and prevention mandate of Toronto Public Health; and

 

c.  Request the Province of Ontario to maintain the current 75 percent provincial, 25 percent municipal funding formula for Toronto Public Health, and public health programs in Ontario.

 

2.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to stop the planned reduction of Ontario public health units from 35 to 10 and planned reduction of $200 million from public health, and instead initiate consultations with municipalities and public health agencies on the public health system in Ontario.

 

3.  The Board of Health:

 

a.  Affirm its support for Toronto Public Health;

 

b.  Request the Province of Ontario to maintain the health protection, and health promotion and prevention mandate of Toronto Public Health; and

 

c.  Request the Province of Ontario to maintain the current 75 percent provincial, 25 percent municipal funding formula for Toronto Public Health, and public health programs in Ontario.

 

4.  The Board of Health request the Province of Ontario to stop the planned reduction of Ontario public health units from 35 to 10 and planned reduction of $200 million from public health, and instead initiate consultations with municipalities and public health agencies on the public health system in Ontario.

 

5.  The Board of Health direct the Medical Officer of Health and Toronto Public Health to work with the Association of Local Public Health Agencies to coordinate and support their efforts on responding to the provincial cuts to public health in Ontario.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-15-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy (Chair), Stephanie Donaldson, Angela Jonsson, Mike Layton, Ida Li Preti, Kate Mulligan, Gord Perks, Peter Wong, Soo Wong, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Ashna Bowry, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council