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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers, held on June 21, 2001 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto.

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order

2. Agenda

3. Business

4. Adjournment

Present: Bernard J. Adam (until 3:00 p.m.), Samy Appadurai, Guill Archambault, Jackie Breithaupt, Doug Brown, Sterling Campbell, Larry M. Capstick (Chair), Doug Carter, Ernie Checkeris, Janet Cornwall, Patrick Daly (by conference call from 10:17 a.m.), Karl Dean, Jerry DeQuetteville, Solette N. Gelberg, Nancy Hutcheson (until 3:00 p.m.), Martin Kings, Marilyn Laframboise (Vice-Chair), Diane Leblovic, Dick Malowney (by conference call from 10:17 a.m.), Karen Mitchell, Larry Mongeon, Harry Mulvale, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Rich Prophet, David Somer, Frances Thorne, J.W. (Joe) Atkinson (Registrar)

Presiding Officer: George Merrett

Guests: Tom Forbes (McCarthy Tétrault)

Staff: Peter Alexander, Kim Bauer, Linda Grant, Myrtle Herzenberg, Genny Humby, Richard Lewko, Charlie Morrison, Patrick O'Neill, Lynda Palazzi, Susan Pelky, Doug Wilson (Deputy Registrar)

Regrets: Audrey Hadfield, Mark Lefebvre, Elayne McDermid, Iain Munro

1. Call to Order

The Presiding Officer, George Merrett, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. and welcomed all present.

2. Agenda (GC20010621- 112)

It was moved by Steering, and


That the Agenda for the June 21, 2001 Special Meeting of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers be approved.

3. Business

3.1 Teacher Testing — Review of Proposed Legislation Bill 80 - Stability and Excellence in Education Act (GC20010621-113, 114)

The Section 24 Amendments were reviewed and discussed in detail by Richard Lewko, Executive Co-ordinator. A question and answer session followed.

The Consequential Amendments were then reviewed and discussed in detail and a further question and answer session followed.

It was moved by Steering, and


That Council move to go into Committee of the Whole.

At 1:15 p.m., Council moved into Committee of the Whole.

It was moved by Steering, and


That Council rise and report from Committee of the Whole.

At 3:20 p.m., Council rose from Committee of the Whole and made the following recommendation:

That Council shall establish a process to appoint the Professional Learning Committee as outlined in Bill 80 and appoint two elected and two appointed members with direction to begin to:

  1. Work with management and staff to develop a regulatory and administrative framework for required Professional Learning.
  2. Design a mechanism for informing College members about the requirements for Professional Learning and the availability of two positions for members-at-large on the Professional Learning Committee, and
  3. Submit a business plan and budget for the Professional Learning Committee at the College to the Minister of Education to obtain funding.
  4. Authorize the Chair of Council to request that the Minister transfer to the College of Teachers the authority over the Professional Learning Committee.

Harry Mulvale requested a recorded vote.

Recorded Vote:

For: Against:  
Samy Appardurai

Guill Archambault

Jackie Breithaupt Sterling Campbell  
Douglas Brown Larry Capstick  
Doug Carter Karl Dean  
Ernie Checkeris Jerry De Quetteville  
Janet Cornwall Marilyn Laframboise  
Patrick Daly Harry Mulvale  
Margaret Dempsey Elizabeth Papadopoulos  
Solette Gelberg Rich Prophet  

Martin Kings


Diane Leblovic


Dick Malowney


Karen Mitchell


Larry Mongeon


David Somer


Frances Thorne

For:  16 Against:  9 Absent:  6

3.2 Labour Mobility and Amendments to Regulation 184/97 (GC20010621- 115)

The Registrar spoke to the Minister of Education’s letter dated June 13, 2001 addressed to the Chair, in which she indicated a desire to move forward with the amendments proposed to Regulation 184/97 by the College.

It was moved by Steering, and


That the Minister of Education be advised that:

The changes proposed to Regulation 184/97, Teacher Qualifications, to enable teacher mobility as outlined in the Minister’s letter of June 13, 2001, are acceptable to the College in principle; and further,

Whereas the Labour Mobility Agreement enables the Registrar to make registration decisions on a case by case basis for Category 3 applicants, and whereas the Registrar has the discretion to issue certificates of qualification and registration under Regulation 184/97;

The proposed amendments must also provide the Registrar with discretion to issue an interim certificate of qualification with conditions.

4. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Larry M. Capstick


Signed: Registrar, J.W. (Joe) Atkinson


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