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 Sta

R. Chiarelli
E. El-Chantiry
D. Chernushenko
S. Blais
M. Fleury
M. Taylor
B. Monette
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Wilkinson
S. Qadri
K. Egli
D. Deans
J. Mitic
T. Tierney
J. Leiper
J. Watson
C. McKenney
T. Nussbaum
M. Qaqish
S. Moffatt (a)
A. Hubley (a)
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Vote recorded from City Council on 2018-03-28 regarding agenda item MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY GIVEN.

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