Motion To: WHEREAS the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), in an August 2018 statement, said that, “The principle of joint and several liability is costing municipalities and taxpayers dearly, in the form of rising insurance premiums, service reductions and fewer choices”; and WHEREAS these significant, negative consequences arising from the principle of joint and several liability, also referred to as the “1% Rule” are being felt by the City of Ottawa in the same manner as all other Ontario municipalities; and WHEREAS Ottawa City Council, by way of a resolution passed on August 25th, 2010, has previously endorsed AMO’s efforts to seek joint and several liability reform in Ontario through changes to the provincial Negligence Act; and WHEREAS the Premier of Ontario recently announced that his government is launching consultations on reforming joint and several liability in the Province; and WHEREAS both AMO and the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Trea

S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
M. Luloff
A. Hubley
J. Sudds
T. Tierney
L. Dudas
G. Darouze (a)
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Vote recorded from Finance and Economic Development Committee on 2019-03-05 regarding agenda item COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL SERVICES REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018.

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