Item - 2023.MM5.31

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 29, 2023 without amendments.

MM5.31 - Limiting Provincial Influence in Council Decision-Making - by Councillor Alejandra Bravo, seconded by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on March 29, 30 and 31, 2023, adopted the following:


1. City Council call on the incoming Mayor of Toronto to reject the authority for the Head of Council to veto Council decisions and By-laws as permitted under Bill 3, and to enshrine this commitment in formal procedures.


2. City Council call on the incoming Mayor of Toronto to commit to delegating the hiring and firing of department heads and the creation of new departments to the City Manager, and to enshrine this commitment in formal procedures.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(March 30, 2023) E-mail from Diane Dyer (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 MM5.31 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)

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-31-2023 6:00 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM5.31 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Lily Cheng, James Pasternak
Source: Toronto City Clerk at