Item - 2021.MM34.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 8, 2021 without amendments.

MM34.16 - Federation of Canadian Municipalities Advocacy on Digital Affordability - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Brad Bradford

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on June 8 and 9, 2021, adopted the following:


1. City Council forward its decision on Item 2021.EX20.8 to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and City Council request the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to consider the following issues at the September 2021 meeting:


a.  review the Canada Radio-television Telecommunications Commission's May 27, 2021 decision, and required federal advocacy on broadband affordability, including wholesale network access and corresponding rates - across Canada, including both rural and urban centres; and


b. wireless affordability, including mechanisms in place for telecommunication companies to implement data rollover for account holders at the end of their billing cycles.

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 MM34.16 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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