Item - 2019.MM12.26

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 26, 2019 without amendments.

MM12.26 - Mandatory Safety Test for All Province of Ontario Truck Drivers - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on November 26 and 27, 2019, adopted the following:


1.  City Council direct the City Manager to request the Premier of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation not to eliminate the mandatory written test on air brake systems, so that the current regulation requiring all Ontario Commercial Truck Operators to rewrite the air brake systems test when renewing their licence every 5 years remains intact.


2. City Council request the Province of Ontario to review the current licencing requirements to ensure that all Ontario Commercial Truck Operators undergo periodic safety training.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Notice (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, need to be waived to permit introduction of Motion MM12.26. A two-thirds vote of Council Members present is required to waive notice.

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM12.26 be referred to the General Government and Licensing Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Nov-27-2019 2:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM12.26 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Michael Ford
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mark Grimes, Jaye Robinson

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Mark Grimes - as he is the owner of a transportation logistics trucking company.
Written Declaration:
Source: Toronto City Clerk at