Motion To: That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following motion in advance of International Women’s Day, as advanced notice could not be given due to the cancellation of the February 13th Council meeting. WHEREAS in 1910 women delegates from around the world met in Copenhagen to propose that Women’s Day become an international event to promote equal rights for women; and WHEREAS the first International Women’s Day was held in 1911; and WHEREAS in 1977, the United Nations officially called for all countries to mark a day for the recognition of women's economic, political and social achievements; and WHEREAS we are witnessing a significant rise in women’s activism and a deepening resolve to reject gender discrimination in all forms; and WHEREAS every year thousands of events are held around the world to inspire, celebrate and honour women. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Ottawa City Council declare Friday, March 8, 2019, to be International Women’s Day in the

S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
M. Luloff
A. Hubley
G. Gower
J. Sudds
K. Egli
D. Deans
T. Tierney
L. Dudas
C. Meehan
S. Menard
C. McKenney
G. Darouze (a)
J. Watson (a)
J. Leiper (a)
T. Nussbaum (a)
T. Kavanagh (a)
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Vote recorded from City Council on 2019-02-27 regarding agenda item MOTIONS REQUIRING SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.

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