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Title:Motions of which Notice has been previously given

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Meeting Date:2018-Mar-28 2018-Mar-28 2 Ward:
Meeting Type:City Council Video: View Video
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Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS for decades organizations and individuals have worked diligently to increase awareness of women’s rights and bring the issues of parity to the forefront; WHEREAS the United Nations has declared that the critical mass necessary for women to make a visible impact on the style and content of political decision-making is 30%; and WHEREAS our Federal Government in 2015 created the first gender-balanced cabinet and have just released the first federal budget built to recognize the importance of gender equality in our society; WHEREAS other major Canadian Cities, such as Vancouver, have created special committees that bring forward issues of concern and work to ensure gender equality within their policies and initiatives. WHEREAS currently Ottawa City Council has a female representation of less than 17%; WHEREAS currently Ottawa Advisory Committees have an underrepresentation of women; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Ottawa City Council recommend that the Mayor and City Staff examine the options for including the role of a Council Representative Special Liaison for Women’s Issues and a Women’s Bureau to provide a gender lens on our policies and practices, and provide the results in the 2018-2022 Governance report; and, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City Clerk and Solicitor review the City’s recruitment, selection and appointment practices for Advisory Committees with the goal of appointing 50 per cent representation of women in the next Term of Council.
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Absent
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes
Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS the participation rates of Canadians engaging in healthy physical activities has declined, while inactivity and obesity continues to rise in Canada; and WHEREAS health and fitness ought to be promoted and embraced by Canadians of all ages and abilities; and WHEREAS many Canadian cities have taken up the challenge of encouraging and promoting physical activity, including Calgary, Saskatoon, Montréal and Victoria; and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa promotes active and healthy living through a number of initiatives, including: an ongoing “Try It” campaign for City fitness membership programs, a series of “I Love to” programs to promote swimming, skating, soccer and other sports, supporting the Healthy Kids Community Challenge and the Healthy Eating, Active Living Strategy (HEAL); and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa Departments (Ottawa Public Health, Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department and others) work together on improving the access to physical activity for the residents; and WHEREAS the Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department offers a multitude of recreation and leisure programming that promote health, physical activity and fitness; and WHEREAS offering a small incentive to residents to embrace physical activity and fitness by providing 2 for 1 public swimming at all 20 City-operated swimming pools and 2 for 1 at all 17 City-operated weight and cardio rooms in recognition of the 2018 National Health and Fitness Day, would cost the City an estimated $1,150 in foregone revenues, which staff has advised can be absorbed within existing budgets; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council declare Saturday, June 2, 2018 to be National Health & Fitness day in Ottawa; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that City Council approve that the City offer 2 for 1 public swimming at all 20 City-operated swimming pools and 2 for 1 admission to all 17 City-operated weight and cardio rooms on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in recognition of the 2018 National Health and Fitness Day.
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Absent
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes