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Urge Toronto City Council to declare a climate emergency

The 2018 IPCC report estimates that we have only 12 years to prevent a climate catastrophe, and cities across the country are taking note. Let’s tell City Council that this is something Torontonians support.

Sign the petition below:

https://www.change.org/p/john-tory-get-toronto-to-declare-climate-change-state-of-emergency

There is no date yet for when this petition might be presented to Council, but we will let you know when we find out!

 

Support Councillor Layton’s motion to make oil companies pay for the costs of climate change

On March 27, Mike Layton brought forward a motion to request that staff assess the forecasted long-term cost implications of climate change and explore legal avenues to pursue compensation for these costs.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.MM5.11

The motion is being considered by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of Council on April 25th. Read more from Greenpeace at the link below:

https://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/story/7986/oil-companies-just-gave-toronto-6ix-reasons-to-sue-heres-why/

Sign up to depute at the Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting on April 25 by emailing the clerk for the committtee at iec@toronto.ca. You can also reach out to the 6 members of the Committee and let them know that you support the motion:

  • Mike Colle

  • Mike Layton

  • Jennifer McKelvie

  • Denzil Minnan-Wong

  • James Pasternak

  • Anthony Peruzza

You can find the phone numbers, emails, and twitter handles for all Toronto City Councillors here (link to Councillor page)

 

Last City Council Meeting: April 16, 2019

The following important climate-related items were considered by Council in last next meeting.

 

EX4.1 Toronto's Transit Expansion Program - Update and Next Steps

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.EX4.1

Council voted to approve funding for the following transit projects:

  • Line 2 Extension (Scarborough subway)
  • Relief Line South

  • Smart Track

  • Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvement

 

EX4.2 The Future of King Street - Results of the Transit Pilot

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.EX4.2

Council voted to make the King Street Pilot permanent.

 

MM6.5 Measuring the Financial Impact of the Carbon Tax

Councillors Minnan-Wong and Crawford have put forward a motion to have the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to report to the Executive Committee on the financial impact of the Carbon Tax on the City

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.MM6.5
This item was referred to the Executive Committee. Their next meeting is May 1, 2019.

 

MM6.9 Eliminating Single Use Plastics

Councillors Colle and McKelvie have put forward a motion to report to City Council on a comprehensive plan to reduce or eliminate single-use plastic products in all City of Toronto Facilities

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.MM6.9
This item was passed!