Item - 2021.MM35.29

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 14, 2021 without amendments.

MM35.29 - Endorsing the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on July 14, 15 and 16, 2021, adopted the following:


1. City Council formally endorse the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.


2. City Council request the City Manager to send a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada requesting the Federal Government to negotiate a global treaty for the non-proliferation of fossil fuels. 


3. City Council affirm its ongoing commitment to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the greenhouse gas reduction targets and aspires to meet its proportionate greenhouse gas reductions.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(July 14, 2021) Petition from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 11, University Rosedale, headed "Ask Toronto City Council to Endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty", containing the names of approximately 1,023 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (MM.New)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM35.29 be referred to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-15-2021 2:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM35.29 - Adopt the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Nick Mantas, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Source: Toronto City Clerk at