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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Ontario College of Teachers held on October 20, 2005 by teleconference in the Hearing Room, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Business

4. Adjournment

Present: Ted Coulson, Suzanne De Froy, Janet Ouellette, Howard Ramcharan, Amin Saab, Jacques Tremblay, Eileen Walker, Don Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar)

Present via Teleconference: Gabrielle Blais, Paul Brazeau, Rosemary Fontaine, Normand Fortin, Gord Hough, Garry Humphreys, Nancy Hutcheson (Vice-Chair), Marilyn A. Laframboise (Chair), Lynne Mastin, Bill Matheson, Iain Munro, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Pauline Smart, Anne Vinet-Roy, Hilda Watkins

Regrets: Donald Cattani, Andrew Kane, Anne Marie Levesque, Gail Lilley, Jennifer Pitt, Timothy Price, Patrick Slack

Legal Counsel: Caroline Zayid (from 4:10 p.m.)

(via teleconference)

Staff: Margaret Aubé (from 4:15 p.m.), Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, Richard Lewko, Brian McGowan, Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Michael Salvatori

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. and welcomed all present.

2. Agenda (GC20051020-198)

It was moved by Nancy Hutcheson, seconded by Paul Brazeau, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the October 20, 2005 Special Meeting of Council be approved.

Roll call vote:

For

Against

Gabrielle Blais
Paul Brazeau
Ted Coulson
Suzanne De Froy
Rosemary Fontaine
Normand Fortin
Gord Hough
Garry Humphreys
Nancy Hutcheson
Marilyn A. Laframboise
Lynne Mastin
Bill Matheson
Iain Munro
Janet Ouellette
Elizabeth Papadopoulos
Howard Ramcharan
Amin Saab
Pauline Smart
Jacques Tremblay
Anne Vinet-Roy
Eileen Walker
Hilda Watkins
Don Watson

For: 23

Against: 0

3. Business

3.1 Regulation Amendments

3.1.1 Extension of Terms of Office of Elected Members of Council (GC20051020-199C)

The Registrar spoke to the extension of the terms of office of elected members of Council and noted the amendments to Regulation 225/00.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, seconded by Hilda Watkins and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to Regulation 225/00, Extension of Terms of Office of Elected Members of Council, to extend the term of the third Council by six months to November 8, 2006 as proposed by the Minister of Education as follows:

1. Subsection 1(a) on Ontario Regulation 225/00 is amended by striking out “this Regulation” and substituting “Ontario Regulation XXX/05”.

Note: When the regulation is filed with the Registrar of Regulations, the date of the day of filing will be added to subsection 1(a).

2. Section 2 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

2. The terms of office of persons to whom this Regulation applies are extended to November 8, 2006, or to the day before the first regular meeting of the Council held after the 2006 election of Council members at which quorum is present, whichever is soonest.

Roll call vote:

For

Against

Gabrielle Blais
Paul Brazeau
Ted Coulson
Suzanne De Froy
Rosemary Fontaine
Normand Fortin
Gord Hough
Garry Humphreys
Nancy Hutcheson
Marilyn A. Laframboise
Lynne Mastin
Bill Matheson
Iain Munro
Janet Ouellette
Elizabeth Papadopoulos
Howard Ramcharan
Amin Saab
Pauline Smart
Jacques Tremblay
Anne Vinet-Roy
Eileen Walker
Hilda Watkins
Don Watson

For: 23

Against: 0

3.1.2 Election of Council Members (GC20051020-200C)

The Registrar spoke to the amendments to Regulation 293/00 and answered questions.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, seconded by Nancy Hutcheson, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the amendments to Regulation 293/00, Election of Council Members, to change the date of the 2006 Council election, previously required to take place before April 30, 2006, to a date some time before November 9, 2006 as proposed by the Minister of Education as follows:

1. Subsection 2 (2) of Ontario Regulation 293/00 is amended by striking out “and before April 30 in every third year after 2003” and substituting “before November 9, 2006 and before April 30 in every third year after 2006”.

Roll call vote:

For

Against

Gabrielle Blais
Paul Brazeau
Ted Coulson
Suzanne De Froy
Rosemary Fontaine
Normand Fortin
Gord Hough
Garry Humphreys
Nancy Hutcheson
Marilyn A. Laframboise
Lynne Mastin
Bill Matheson
Iain Munro
Janet Ouellette
Elizabeth Papadopoulos
Howard Ramcharan
Amin Saab
Pauline Smart
Jacques Tremblay
Anne Vinet-Roy
Eileen Walker
Hilda Watkins
Don Watson

For: 23

Against: 0

It was noted that the Regulation amendments were considered confidential until such time that they were filed with the Registrar of Regulations.

4. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Marilyn A. Laframboise

Signed: Registrar, W. Douglas Wilson

Dated:

Dated:

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