Decisions

 



City Council


Meeting No. 46   (Special)   Contact Marilyn Toft, Manager
Meeting Date Friday, January 10, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
  Phone 416-392-7032
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail clerk@toronto.ca
Location Council Chamber, City Hall
     
Routine Matters - Meeting 46
RM46.1

Presentation 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Call to Order
City Council Decision

CALL TO ORDER:  9:44 a.m.

 

Deputy Speaker Parker took the Chair and called the Members to order.

 

The meeting opened with O Canada.

 

Friday, January 10, 2014:

 

Members of Council observed a moment of silence and remembered the following persons who passed away:

 

Domenic Nunziata

Christopher Peloso

William (Bill) James Whelton.

 

January 10, 2014 at 9:44 a.m. - Deputy Speaker Parker advised Council of the following purposes:

  

1.         To consider a report from the City Manager on the ice storm, including a request for Provincial assistance under the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program, and

 

2.         To introduce and enact a confirming by-law for this special meeting.

  

Deputy Speaker Parker advised Members of Council that this is a special meeting.  Under Council’s Procedures, no new business items, such as Notices of Motions, may be introduced.   This rule cannot be waived.

Background Information (City Council)
Condolence Motion for Domenic Nunziata
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-65707.pdf)

Condolence Motion for Christopher Peloso
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-65708.pdf)

Condolence Motion for William (Bill) James Whelton
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-65706.pdf)


RM46.2

Information 

Received 

 

Ward: All 

Petitions
City Council Decision

No petitions were filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting.


RM46.3

Presentation 

Received 

 

Ward: All 

Presentations, Introductions and Announcements
City Council Decision

Various presentations, introductions and announcements were made to City Council on January 10 and 13, 2014.

 

January 10, 2014:

 

Councillor Wong-Tam, during the morning session of the meeting, asked Council to recognize the Mississaugas of the New Credit and other Nations that lived on this land prior to the formation of the City of Toronto.

 

Deputy Speaker Parker, during the morning session of the meeting, welcomed the Grade Five students and their teachers from Oakridge Junior Public School who were present in the Chamber.

 

Deputy Speaker Parker, during the afternoon session of the meeting, welcomed a second group of Grade Five students and their teachers from Oakridge Junior Public School who were present in the Chamber.

 

Councillor McConnell, during the morning session of the meeting, announced that the protégés participating in the Toronto Regional Champion Campaign to help boost women's participation on local government would be meeting with women Councillors over the lunch recess.

 

Councillor McMahon, during the afternoon session of the meeting, welcomed the protégés who are part of the fourth Toronto Regional Champion Campaign to help boost women's participation on local government present in the Chamber.  The campaign matches 16 young women with 10 of the City's women councillors for four months in order to enhance their committment and participation in City government and to provide them with hand-on experience in a municipal elected office.


RM46.4

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Review of the Order Paper
City Council Decision

January 10, 2014:

 

City Council adopted the January 10, 2014 Order Paper.

 

January 13, 2014:

 

City Council adopted the January 13, 2014 Order Paper, as amended.

Background Information (City Council)
January 10, 2014 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-65709.pdf)

January 13, 2014 Order Paper
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/rm/bgrd/backgroundfile-65740.pdf)


New Business - Meeting 46
CC46.1

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward: All 

Impacts from the December 2013 Extreme Winter Storm Event on the City of Toronto
City Council Decision

City Council on January 10 and 13, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         Given that, in 2013, in excess of $171 million in storm related costs have been incurred by the City of Toronto, City Council request the Provincial and Federal governments to provide financial assistance to the City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro for 2013 storm events with a minimum of $114 million in funding representing one third each from the Provincial and Federal governments and the City of Toronto.

 

2.         Since the City of Toronto recently experienced a severe winter storm event weather event on December 21 and 22, 2013 and has experienced substantial damage to municipal forestry infrastructure and related costs of approximately $106 million and has received reported losses of private damage, City Council request that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing declare the City of Toronto a "disaster area" for the purposes of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.

 

3.         City Council request the Provincial and Federal governments, to establish new programs and expand existing programs addressing disaster mitigation involving urban forestry, erosion control, winter storms, tree canopy, and other severe storm events, that reflect the reality of climate change and such programs to include funding for rehabilitation of municipal infrastructure to mitigate future environmental and storm event impacts.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager in consultation with the Deputy City Managers,  and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to report to the January 22, 2014 meeting of Executive Committee on the financial impacts of the storm event on the 2014 Operating and Capital Budgets, and to provide options to finance the City's share of storm related costs.

 

5.         City Council request the City Manager to report to Executive Committee no later than the second quarter of 2014 on the City's review of the emergency response to the ice storm, including recommended improvements to the management of future emergencies including the actions to enhance the resiliency of the interdependent infrastructure and services to extreme weather,

 

such report to include the following:

 

a.         a third party review of how the City, including Toronto Hydro, can learn from the 2013 Ice Storm;

 

b.         a shareholder's resolution on behalf of Council as Toronto Hydro's sole shareholder to:

 

i.          integrate the Toronto Hydro Call Centre with the City's 311 system, which has much higher capacity, training, reporting ability, and online service options; and

 

ii.         direct Toronto Hydro to work with the City's Transportation and Capital Planning staff, develop and implement a plan to bury Toronto Hydro power lines over the next 20-30 years, beginning with arterials roads and streets where major road reconstruction is planned;

 

c.         communications protocols, both internally to Elected Officials, with City divisions, agencies and corporations, and with the public at-large, including use of technologies such as short wave radio, telephone broadcast messages, and email and social media capacities of local elected officials;

 

d.         a review of the effectiveness of the telephone and telecommunications system within the City of Toronto and on ways and means to ensure customers do not lose essential phone services during a prolonged power outage;

 

e.          how the City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro communicates with residents during emergencies, and requesting Toronto Hydro Corporation to:

 

 i.         include, within their emergency communication response, mechanisms to reach residents who are without power; and

 

ii.         include manual methods for communication which may include an onsite vehicle with speakers to drive through communities to update residents and request the Toronto Hydro Corporation report back to City Council on all manual methods to be included into their communications response in emergency situations;

 

f.           exploring the establishment of a "Emergency Social Media Coordinator" position within Strategic Communications Office whose responsibilities would include coordinating with all relevant agencies and divisions during an emergency situation to ensure there is a one-stop location for residents to access pertinent information in real time for the duration of an emergency;

 

g.         all manual communication methods that can be considered for use in emergency situations, including a public notice to be distributed by Canada Post to inform residents about what is happening and what to expect in case of natural disasters or serious emergencies;

 

h.          how the media can be given access to the Emergency Operations Centre for the duration of the emergency;

 

i.          a communications strategy to ensure that those without access to a cellular phone, smart phone or the internet can be reached with essential information in emergency situations, such as the ice storm;

 

j.          the feasibility for 311 to be the sole "brand" for information and phone inquiries in Toronto, recognizing the need for communication and the importance of getting our messages to the public to be clear and concise;

 

k.         the role of Councillors and their offices during an Emergency Response and the identification of policy changes to ensure that Councillor efforts and their information are co-ordinated and consolidated with the central response;

 

l.          best practices in other major cities across the world which have developed effective ways to deal with severe weather events, including heat waves, ice storms, floods and high winds;

 

m.        proposals to ensure that residents have the information to better protect themselves from unscrupulous contractors and sales persons, and that residents have access to good information to protect their families and property;

 

n.         proposals to enhance the residents' resiliency in coping with future emergencies, including improved personal emergency preparedness and training;

 

o.          a review of strategies to mobilize and coordinate community resources and expertise, including volunteers;

 

p.         the feasibility of incorporating a role for volunteers and community organizations (such as places of worship, cadets, scouts, Ratepayer groups etc.) as part of an on-the-ground response and presence during an emergency;

 

q.         ways the City can engage volunteers and in-kind resources to assist in times of emergencies;

 

r.           in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Toronto Police Service and other appropriate agencies, options for creating a confidential, voluntary and secure Vulnerable Persons Registry to be accessed in emergency situations with information on the following:

 

i.           which groups will be included in the Vulnerable Persons Registry;

ii.          how personal information will be secured to prevent unauthorized release; and

iii.         a communications plan to promote the registry emphasizing its voluntary and confidential nature;

 

s.          the findings of an investigation into the feasibility and legality of allowing residents who apply for the Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with a Disability Tax Relief Programs to voluntarily share their information with the Vulnerable Persons Registry;

 

t.          in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, the Director, Office of Emergency Management, and partner agencies (such as the Canadian Red Cross), information on how residents may volunteer with an accredited relief or volunteer agency before an emergency occurs and become a trained volunteer that can assist during an emergency and having this information posted on the City website;

 

u.         the feasibility of linking community-based groups such as business improvement areas, Neighbourhood Watch, Ratepayer groups and associations in community-based relief, door knocking and communication strategies during civil emergencies;

 

v.         the feasibility of mandatory incorporation of education and awareness strategies for residential and business emergency preparedness;

  

w.         a review of the appropriateness of Reception Centres and Warming Centres and the feasibility of utilizing the Toronto District School Boards sites which are located within communities, such review to include initiating discussions with the Province of Ontario, the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board to determine how local community schools can be utilized as sites in emergency situations, as these public buildings are easily accessible to residents and determining what services could be available at the local school sites during emergency situations;

 

x.          working with the Toronto Transit Commission to explore the use of public transit buses to drive through communities in need during emergency situations to offer transportation to those who require access to a warming centre or a community information centre;

  

y.         an analysis of the existing City and Provincial legislation, regulations or policies related to mandatory or discretionary requirements to maintain emergency back-up power to enable life-systems such as emergency lighting, alarms, water, and elevators in high rise and other buildings;

 

z.         a list of actions that can be taken to enhance the resiliency of our infrastructure and services to extreme weather events and the estimated costs for implementing these actions so that they can be considered for incorporation into the 2015 budget process;

 

aa.         the feasibility of establishing an emergency reserve fund equivalent to $1.00 per month for the average assessed residential unit and the resulting equivalent amount for non-residential assessment;

 

bb.        the feasbility of any 2013 positive operating variance being dedicated to the disaster relief fund;

 

cc.         in consultation with the Director, Environment and Energy Office and Toronto Hydro, an evaluation on the viability of embedded energy solutions, including district energy, co-generation and renewable power, to improve reliability and energy security and how to apply it as part of Toronto's emergency response planning;

 

dd.       the potential options the City may have which could result in the increased undergrounding of overhead hydro and telecommunications plant, and that City staff consult with Toronto Hydro, telecommunications companies, the Ontario Energy Board and the Provincial Government as appropriate;

 

ee.         a policy that all future new developments be required to bury their hydro wires and the feasibility of using development charges as a source of financing;

 

ff.        consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Corporate Officer on all measures to be undertaken to ensure that the requisite support and systems for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) are tested and resilient, including the power, back-up power and systems of the consolidated data centre, and the establishment of more effective protocols and procedures to regularly test all emergency support equipment at the City's Emergency Operations Centre to ensure that the Centre is fully operational during any emergency situation;

 

gg.       compiling and maintaining a list of major intersections across the City where, in the event of a power outage, the Toronto Police Service and Toronto Parking staff can be promptly assigned to direct traffic during the emergency period;

 

hh.       in consultation with the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Director, Environment and Energy Office, and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, an operational plan to salvage as much wood as possible from the debris generated by the storm for reuse, and options for making use of this wood, including artisanal use, mulching, firewood, re-purposing for public parks, and other possible options;

 

ii.          in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, a protocol in the City's Emergency Plan so that in the event of major urban canopy loss, considerations are made for the collection and reuse of tree debris as is possible;

 

jj.              requesting the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), to provide a summary of TCHC buildings without emergency power during the storm, such summary to include equipment, equipment failures, staff support etc.;

 

kk.       an updated tree pruning and maintenance strategy to reduce the vulnerability of city trees to future ice storms, including estimated cost implications, financing options and best practices from other major cities;

 

ll.          a strategy to repair the damage sustained by Toronto's tree canopy, including a full assessment of that damage, estimated cost implications and financing options;

  

mm.     a review of the City's Tree Canopy Maintenance Program and possible updates based on lessons learned as a result of this past ice storm;

 

nn.        the creation of a minimum standard for the maintenance of privately owned trees; and

 

oo.        a review of the by-laws with respect to the removal of unhealthy or unsafe privately owned trees.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Manager, in the preparation of his report to the Executive Committee in the second quarter in 2014 requested in Part 5 above, to hire an independent third party consultant to participate in a comprehensive review of the December 2013 severe winter storm, the Emergency Operation Centre and the Emergency response system.

 

7.         City Council request the City Manager to provide the terms of reference, scope and membership for the City led comprehensive review and for the Toronto Hydro Third Party Independent Panel to the February 4, 2014 meeting of the Executive Committee.

 

8.         City Council request the City Manager, as a Member of the Toronto Hydro Third Party Independent Panel, to:

 

a.         seek input from City Councillors; and

 

b.         request the Toronto Hydro Board to ensure that CUPE Local One Hydro members on the ground during the ice storm are also asked to provide input;

 

and to include as part of the report to Executive Committee in Part 5 above, a summary of the input received from both City Councillors and CUPE Local One members.

 

9.         City Council request Toronto Hydro to provide a copy of the findings of the third party independent panel's review of Toronto Hydro's planning and power restoration response to the City Manager for report to City Council through the Executive Committee.

 

10.       City Council request the City Manager to make a presentation to Council on the City of Toronto Emergency Plan, Preparedness and Protocol.

 

11.       City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, to implement the Vulnerable Persons Protocol to ensure the safety of Toronto's vulnerable residents and report on the implementation of the Protocol as part of the report to Executive Committee in Part 5 above.

 

12.       City Council request the General Manager, Toronto Water to waive the water turn-on and/or turn-off fee for residents and businesses who requested this service from the start of the storm on Saturday, December 21, 2013 to January 3, 2014.

 

13.       City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to provide permit credits, and on special request, permit refunds, in Parks, Forestry and Recreation facilities for the period December 22 to December 30, 2013 where:

 

a.         facilities were closed during the power outage; and

 

b.         permit holders encountered undue hardship as a result of the storm and were unable to fulfil their permit obligations.

 

14.       City Council request the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) to waive the permit/certificate fees charged to residents for certifying repairs that allowed the restoration of power on private homes.

 

15.       City Council forward its request of the Provincial and Federal Governments outlined in Part 3 above to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and request their support for new and expanded funding programs to address disaster mitigation.

 

16.       City Council, on behalf of the residents of the City of Toronto, express its deepest thanks to all of the public servants, including Toronto Hydro crews, City staff, mutual aid crews, and contracted crews for their work and efforts in dealing with this emergency.

 

17.       City Council express a special thanks to the residents of Toronto who volunteered by taking in neighbours, clearing streets and sidewalks of debris, and volunteering at the City's Warming Centres, and truly showing the City's community spirit and caring sensibility.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Joe Pennachetti, City Manager, gave a presentation to City Council on the Impacts from 2013 Extreme Storm Events on the City of Toronto.

 

Anthony Haines, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ben LaPianta, Executive Vice President of Electric Operations gave a presentation to City Council on the 2013 Ice Storm - A Technical Briefing.

 

City Council adopted a procedural motion to consider this Item in two parts:  debate and voting on Recommendations 1 and 2 contained in the report (January 8, 2014) from the City Manager, followed by debate and voting on the balance of the Recommendations.

Background Information (City Council)
(January 8, 2014) Report from the City Manager on Impacts from the December 2013 Extreme Winter Storm Event on the City of Toronto with Attachment 1, Emergency Operations Centre Event Summary and Attachment 2, Preliminary Winter Storm Cost Estimate (CC46.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-65676.pdf)

Attachment 3 - The City of Toronto Emergency Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-65677.pdf)

Attachment 4 - Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program Guidelines
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-65678.pdf)

(January 10, 2014) Presentation from the City Manager on Impacts from 2013 Extreme Storm Events on the City of Toronto (CC46.1a)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-65711.pdf)

(January 9, 2014) Presentation from the President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Hydro - Technical Briefing on the Ice Storm (CC46.1b)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-65712.pdf)

(January 13, 2014) Briefing Note from the City Solicitor on the authority of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor in Emergencies (CC46.1c)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-65735.pdf)

(January 13, 2014) Briefing Note from the City Solicitor on the authority of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor (CC46.1d)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-65736.pdf)

Communications (City Council)
(January 10, 2014) E-mail from Peter Clarke (CC.New.CC46.1.1)
Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as his spouse works for the Toronto Public Library


Bill and By-law - Meeting 46
BL46.1

ACTION 

Adopted 

 

Ward: All 

Introduction and Enactment of a Confirming Bill
City Council Decision

City Council on January 10 and 13, 2014 enacted By-laws 1-2014 to 3-2014.

Background Information (City Council)
(January 14, 2014) Consolidated By-law Index for January 10 and 13, 2014 Special City Council Meeting
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bl/bgrd/backgroundfile-66133.htm)


Meeting Sessions
Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2014-01-10 Morning 9:44 AM 12:31 PM Public
2014-01-10 Afternoon 2:11 PM 3:31 PM Public
2014-01-13 Morning 11:08 AM 12:30 PM Public
2014-01-13 Afternoon 1:41 PM 3:13 PM Public
2014-01-13 Afternoon 3:21 PM 3:48 PM Public
Attendance
Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2014-01-10
09:44 AM - 12:31 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Not Present: Frances Nunziata, Jaye Robinson
2014-01-10
02:11 PM - 03:31 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Not Present: Frances Nunziata, Jaye Robinson
2014-01-13
11:08 AM - 12:30 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
2014-01-13
01:41 PM - 03:13 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Not Present: Giorgio Mammoliti
2014-01-13
03:21 PM - 03:48 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Not Present: Giorgio Mammoliti