Motion To: BE IT RESOLVED that Council suspend the Rules of Procedure to permit the introduction of the following motion, in order to respond in a timely manner to support the local economy as a result of restrictions imposed to address the COVID-19 pandemic: WHEREAS the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and is causing significant economic effects across the world and locally in Ottawa; and WHEREAS on March 17, 2020, an emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak was declared in the whole of the Province of Ontario, pursuant to Section 7.0.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, as set out in Order in Council 518/2020; and WHEREAS as part of the emergency declaration, restaurants and retail stores have been significantly limited in their operations, which has resulted in substantial local economic impacts; and WHEREAS due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the anticipated capacity restrictions from the Province of Ontario and associated recommendations from Ottawa
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-05-27 regarding agenda item MOTIONS REQUIRING SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.