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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on November 7, 2008 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. Business

5. Adjournment

Present: Danny Anckle, Paul Brazeau, Tammy Bush (from 9:15 a.m.), Don Cattani (Chair), Monique Châteauvert, Brian Doubleday, Cynthia Farrar, Dean Favero, Laura Featherstone, Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, E. Clyde Glasgow, Mel Greif, Brent Hamelin, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Annilee Jarvis (Vice-Chair), Peter Joong, Bill Kirkwood, Anne Marie Levesque, Bill Matheson, Alison Morawek, Heather Nagy, Jacques Pavesi, Tanya Roberts, Susan Robertson, Jacques Tremblay, John Tucker, Henry Tyndorf, Hanno Weinberger, Sharon Young Kipp, Brian P. McGowan (Registrar)

Regrets: Madhu Bhardwaj, Gabrielle Blais, Helen Fox, Ruth Ann Penny, Pauline Smart

Presiding Officers: Peter Lipman

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Francine Dutrisac, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz (Deputy Registrar), Jim Wilbee, Linda Zaks-Walker

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Chair, Don Cattani, called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m. and welcomed all present. He especially welcomed Anne Wilson from the General Teaching Council of Scotland.

The Chair explained the reason for calling the Special Meeting of Council.

2. Agenda (GC20081107-194, revised)

It was moved by Gord Hough, and seconded by Rosemary Fontaine, and


That the revised Agenda for the Special Meeting of Council held on November 7, 2008 be approved.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. Business

4.1 Appointment of Northwest Ontario Full-Time Member (GC20081107-195, 196)

The Registrar reported that in September 2008 the Chair had received notification from John Wells that he would be resigning from Council. As the runner up in the category Tammy Bush was contacted and informed of the vacancy resulting from John’s resignation from Council. She indicated that she was willing to fill the vacancy. Her eligibility was confirmed with her employer and she has met the requirements for the position. The Chair introduced Tammy Bush to the Council members.

It was moved by Steering, and


That Council appoint Tammy Bush to fill the Council vacancy in the Northwest Ontario Full-Time position.

The Chair welcomed new Council Tammy Bush to the meeting and congratulated her on her appointment to Council.

4.2 Appointment to the Executive Committee of an Appointed Council Member (GC20081107-197, 198)

The Chair of Council informed Council that two different motions were being brought forward for Council’s consideration, one from the Executive Committee and one from the Nomination Committee. The Executive Committee motion intended bringing three names forward for Council’s consideration: Mel Greif, Bill Kirkwood and Pauline Smart. The Chair noted that he would call for additional nominations from the floor for the position.

The Chair noted the inconsistent practice of selecting a member to fill an appointed member vacancy on the Executive Committee. The Registrar noted that the bylaws were not prescriptive on this matter and agreed to undertake a review of the process for the selection of a member to fill an appointed member vacancy on the Executive Committee.

A discussion ensued on the process for the selection of a member to the Executive Committee.

Mel Greif informed Council that he would not be submitting his name for consideration and noted that Pauline Smart was not present at the meeting.

It was moved by Steering, but


The Executive Committee recommends for consideration by Council the following (appointed) nominees for the public member vacancy on the Executive Committee:

Bill Kirkwood

Pauline Smart

The report of the Nomination Committee was received. Laura Featherstone, Chair, Nomination Committee, spoke to the report and answered questions.

It was moved by Laura Featherstone, and


That Council appoint Bill Kirkwood (appointed) to the Executive Committee to fill the public member vacancy.

4.3 Developments in Labour Mobility

The Registrar spoke to this item and provided committee members with an update on the developments relating to labour mobility and the mutual recognition agreement. A question and answer session ensued.

4.4 Report of the Human Resources Committee — Recruitment of Registrar (GC20081107-199C, 200C)

It was moved by Steering, and


That Council move into an in camera session with members of the Council, the presiding officer and staff present.

Council moved into an in camera session at 11:10 a.m. and moved out of the in camera session at 12:25 p.m.

4.5 College Facility Proposed Due Diligence Phase for Facility Acquisition

4.5.1 Report of the Finance Committee(GC20081107-202, 203)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. John Tucker, Chair, Finance Committee, spoke to the report and answered questions.

It was moved by John Tucker, Chair, Finance Committee, and


The Executive Committee recommend:

That Council approve the framework for the Finance Committee for the facility purchase/ lease options as outlined in document GC20081107-202.

5. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Don Cattani

Signed: Registrar, Brian P. McGowan



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