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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on March 27-28, 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. Minutes

5. Business Arising

6. Registrar’s Report

7. Chair’s Report

8. Committee Reports

9. Business Arising (Continued)

10. Committee Reports (Continued)

11. Correspondence

12. New Business

13. Business Arising (Continued)

14. New Business (Continued)

15. Notices of Motion

15.1 Bylaw Amendments — Section 6 — Special Committees and Section 7 — Committee Vacancies

16. Next Meeting of Council

17. Adjournment

Session 1: Thursday, March 27, 2008

Present: Danny Anckle, Paul Brazeau, Don Cattani (Chair), Brian Doubleday, Cynthia Farrar, Dean Favero, Laura Featherstone, Rosemary Fontaine, Mel Greif, Brent Hamelin, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Annilee Jarvis (Vice-Chair), Peter Joong, Bill Kirkwood, Rollande Lavictoire, Anne Marie Levesque, Bill Matheson, Heather Nagy, Jacques Pavesi, Tanya Roberts, Susan Robertson, Pauline Smart, Tianna Travaglini-Babic, Jacques Tremblay, John Tucker, Henry Tyndorf, Don Watson, Hanno Weinberger, John Wells, Sharon Young Kipp, Brian P. McGowan (Registrar)

Regrets: Gabrielle Blais, Nick Forte, Helen Fox, Ruth Ann Penny

Presiding Officers: Douglas McCarthy, George Merrett

Guests: Terri McKinnon, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (until 4:45 p.m.)

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Peter Brown (until 4:50 p.m.), Francine Dutrisac, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, Richard Lewko, Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz (Deputy Registrar), Michael Salvatori, Carol Vinette-Hancharyk (until 4:50 p.m.), Linda Zaks-Walker

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, Douglas McCarthy, called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. and welcomed all present.

The Chair welcomed Pauline Smart to the meeting and congratulated her on her reappointment to Council. The Chair advised Council members that Ijaz Rauf had resigned from Council and thanked him in absentia for the work he had done on Council. The Chair noted that a letter had been written to the Minister of Education requesting that the two appointed Council member vacancies be filled.

Terri McKinnon, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, was welcomed to the meeting.

The Presiding Officer noted the revisions to the Agenda and the materials to be distributed.

It was noted that Annilee Jarvis and John Tucker comprised the Steering Committee.

The Presiding Officer noted that in response to a motion passed at the December 4-5, 2007 Council meeting, a number of eco-friendly changes had been implemented by the Corporate and Council Services Department, including:

  • The use of new environmentally friendly water canisters for use by Council members
  • The use of filtered tap water in the members’ lounge, instead of bottled water
  • The use of a fair trade coffee that is certified to confirm ethical and responsible treatment for growers
  • The use of a limousine service that provides fuel-efficient, ultra low emission hybrid vehicles.
  • Additional initiatives under consideration are listed in the Registrar’s report to Council.

2. Agenda (GC20080327-1, Revised)

A discussion ensued regarding the submission of agenda items and supporting documents by individual Council members. The Registrar undertook to develop a report relating to the submission of documents submitted to Council by individual Council members.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the March 27-28, 2008 Council meeting be approved.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

The Registrar introduced the College’s newly appointed Controller, Carol Vinette-Hancharyk, to Council members.

4. Minutes

4.1 Meeting, December 4-5, 2007 (GC20080327-2)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on December 4-5, 2007 be approved.

5. Business Arising

5.1 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Stabilization of Facility Costs (GC20080327-6C, -7C, -78)

The Presiding Officer noted the reasons Council would be considering this item in camera. The report contained specific recommendations and information of a financial nature that should remain confidential to protect the College's interest in the commercial real estate market and any strategic negotiations required with the current landlord. He noted further that Section 8(3)(d) of the Act allowed for matters to be dealt with in camera if they related to the discussion of property transactions.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

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

Council moved into an in camera session at 1:20 p.m.

Council moved out of the in camera session at 1:25 p.m.

It was noted that the following motion had been adopted unanimously by Council during the in camera session:

That Council approve the recommendations contained in the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Stabilization of Long Term Facility Costs (GC20080327-6C, attachment 1).

It was noted that the following recommendations were contained in the report (GC20080327-6C, attachment 1):

Timing

1. That the College begin search activities by the summer of 2008 in accordance with priorities that may be given to different facility options.

Ownership vs. Lease

2. That facility search activities emphasize ownership rather than lease opportunities. The facility search needs to be cognizant of changes to market rental rates, interest rates and inventory and be ready to change emphasis if necessary and to amend or modify search criteria as the market dictates.

3. That the Finance Committee be assigned responsibility to review the long term fiscal strategy to support building purchase, including use of reserves and borrowing.

Purchase Option

4. That facility search activities include both the purchase and renovate strategy, and the purchase land and build strategy, bearing in mind the need to complete the former by May, 2011 and the latter by November 2010.

Lease Option

5. That facility search activities keep a watching brief on developments at 121 Bloor Street East and on commercial lease rates and be prepared to substitute leasing solutions for ownership solutions in the event of change in the current environment. Leasing search activities for a new location should be invoked not later than May 30, 2011 if purchase/build searches have not been successful.

Location

6. That a search for a new facility be concentrated within walking distance of the Yonge and University/Spadina subway lines between Union and Eglinton stations and between Spadina and Sherbourne stations on the Bloor Street line.

Size

7. That, where financially feasible, search parameters be based on a minimum of 75,000 square feet by 2012 with the flexibility to increase or decrease the space requirements by 25,000 square feet through the use of full cost recovery subletting.

Quality and Services

8. That College facilities include a Class A or equivalent quality, efficient floor plate design, contiguous vertical floors, sufficient size and configuration for Council and Hearing facilities, support for high end electrical, data and voice communications, accessibility for the handicapped, and 24-hour unlimited access.

9. That College facilities include where possible, LEED compliance (levels range from certified to platinum), availability of car and bicycle parking, conventional on site storage space, base building security and signage to create organizational awareness.

5.2 Teachers’ Qualifications Review (TQR) - Colloquium (GC20080327-8, -9)

The Registrar noted that the item on the colloquium was before Council as a result of a postponement motion from the December 4-5, 2007 Council meeting.

The Chair noted that the Executive Committee had requested the Registrar to prepare a report with recommendations on how best to address the issues of the practicum component of programs of professional education for the May 22-23, 2008 Executive committee meeting.

It was moved by Jacques Tremblay, seconded by Rosemary Fontaine, and

CARRIED,

That Council postpone the following motion indefinitely:

That Council approve that the College and the partners who have confirmed their participation continue to plan for the colloquium to be held in 2008.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council direct the College not to proceed to plan for the colloquium to be held in 2008.

5.3 Teacher Supply and Demand (GC20080327-10, -11)

The Registrar noted that the item on teacher supply and demand was before Council as a result of a postponement motion from the December 4-5, 2007 Council meeting. The Registrar reported on his discussions with the ministry relating to teacher supply and demand.

It was agreed to take no further action on this item at this time.

5.4 Ad Hoc Committee re a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and College Partners (GC20080327-12, -13)

The Chair noted that a previous attempt to establish an Ad Hoc Committee re a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and College Partners had been unsuccessful due to the constitution of the committee as required by the motion.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the creation of an ad hoc committee composed of five members, with a minimum of one appointed member and a minimum of three elected members to investigate and make recommendations to Council on a strategy to enhance the quality of College relationships with College members and College partners.

The Chair requested that Council members wishing to serve on this ad hoc committee submit their names to him by Friday, April 4th.

6. Registrar’s Report

6.1 Report (GC20080327-16, -17, -18, -75)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar, Brian P. McGowan, spoke to the report and answered questions.

The Registrar also informed Council that the Information Technology Manager, Devon Stutt, had passed away on January 20th and that a memorial service had been held at the College to honour his life.

The Registrar noted the environmentally and socially conscious initiatives that had been undertaken by the College in response to Council’s request to do so at the December 2007 meeting.

6.2 Fair Registration Practices Report (GC20080327-17)

The Registrar reviewed the Fair Registration Practices Report. He noted that the report detailed the activity of the staff work group and the stakeholder feedback received during the review. The feedback obtained during the review confirmed that the College is consistent with the Fair Registration Practices Code. He noted that he would be asking Council to consider recommendations for a possible regulation. He advised Council that he would be reporting to the sector based on the findings of the report.

6.3 Interim Mutual Recognition Agreement - Report (GC20080327-75)

The Registrar provided an overview of the background to the Mutual Recognition Agreement for the Teaching Profession and spoke to the interim MRA accepted by the Ministers of Education at a meeting in February 2008.

He advised Council that a meeting was scheduled in June 2008 to discuss the next steps and to move towards the development of a fully compliant MRA.

6.4 Certification Issues and the Lisbon Convention (GC20080327-18)

The Registrar spoke to the Lisbon Convention and explained what the principles and directives of the Convention were. He advised Council that a College-wide work group would review the College’s registration practices and procedures, in order to address the relevant principles and directives set out in the Convention.

6.5 Prior Learning Assessment Review (PLAR)(GC20080327-64, -65, -69)

The Registrar spoke to the developmental process for creating the Prior Learning Assessment Review (PLAR) policy framework. He advised Council of the consultations that had taken place in Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor and Sudbury. He noted that he would be providing further updates on these activities at the June Council meeting.

6.6 Falconer Report — The Road to Health: A Final Report on School Safety (GC20080327-63)

The Registrar noted that the report was being provided to Council members for information.

6.7 Annual Review of French-Language Services(GC20080327-76)

The Report of the Ontario College of Teachers Annual Review of French-Language Services 2008 was received. The Director of French-Language Services, Francine Dutrisac, spoke to the report and answered questions.

A question and answer session followed after the presentation of the above items in the Registrar’s report.

7. Chair’s Report

George Merret assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

7.1 Report (GC20080327-19)

The report of the Chair was received. The Chair, Don Cattani, spoke to the report and answered questions.

8. Committee Reports

8.1 Executive Committee (GC20080327-20)

The Executive Committee report was received. The Chair, Don Cattani, spoke to the report.

8.2 Investigation Committee (GC20080327-21, -22)

The reports of the Investigation Committee were received. The Chair, Paul Brazeau, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

8.3 Discipline Committee (GC20080327-23, -24)

The reports of the Discipline Committee were received. The Chair, Jacques Tremblay, spoke to the reports.

8.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20080327-25)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair, Rosemary Fontaine, spoke to the report.

8.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20080327-26, -27)

The reports of the Registration Appeals Committee were received. The Chair, Dean Favero, spoke to the reports and answered questions. He thanked Policy Analyst, David Tallo, for the report detailing the 2007 statistics for the Registration Appeals Committee.

8.6 Finance Committee (GC20080327-28, -29, -30) (Timed Item: March 27, 2008, 4:00 p.m.)

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

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve:

  1. that the Reserve for Fee Stabilization be set at $2,804,000;
  2. that the Reserve for Working Capital be set at $5,446,000;
  3. that the Reserve for Stabilization of Facility Costs and the Unappropriated Members' Equity remain at $6,000,000 and $500,000 respectively.

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

CARRIED,

That Council amend the Ontario College of Teachers Statement of Investment Policies and Guidelines by the insertion of "CMHC guaranteed" at section 4 subsection (i) to read "CMHC guaranteed mortgages".

8.6.1 Unaudited Financial Report, December 31, 2007 (GC20080327-31)

The Ontario College of Teachers Unaudited Financial Report, December 31, 2007 was received.

8.6.2 Supplementary Report of the Finance Committee (March 19) (GC20080327-32, -34)

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

8.6.2.1 Auditor’s Report on 2007 Audited Financial Statements, December 31, 2007 (GC20080327-33)

The Ontario College of Teachers draft Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ending December 31, 2007 was received.

John Tucker introduced Terri McKinnon, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Terri McKinnon addressed Council and spoke to the Auditor’s Report.

The Controller, Peter Brown, and Terri McKinnon provided a page-by-page analysis of the 2007 Consolidated Financial Statements and answered questions.

Terri McKinnon was thanked for her presentation to Council.

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

CARRIED,

That Council accept the December 31, 2007, Consolidated Financial Statements of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Terri McKinnon left the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

8.6.2.2 Appointment of Auditor (GC20080327-32)

The Chair, John Tucker, spoke to the appointment of the auditor and answered questions.

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

CARRIED,

That Council reappoint Pricewaterhouse-Coopers as auditors for the 2008 fiscal year.

8.6.2.3 Appointment of Signing Officer (GC20080327-32)

It was noted that Peter Brown would automatically cease to be a signing officer by virtue of his retirement.

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

CARRIED,

That Council appoint Carol Vinette-Hancharyk, Controller, as a signing officer of the Ontario College of Teachers.

John Tucker thanked Peter Brown for the work he had done for the College and in particular for the Finance Committee. He wished Peter a happy retirement.

Peter Brown addressed Council and thanked them for their years of support.

8.6.3 Financial Report — February 2008 (GC20080327-36)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report for the period ended February 2008 was received.

8.7 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20080327-26, -27) (Continued)

A discussion ensued on the Statistics Report of the Registration Appeals Committee and on the Registrar’s appeal to the divisional court of one of the Registration Appeals Panel’s decision.

8.8 Standards of Practice and Education Committee(GC20080327-37)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Tianna Travaglini Babic, spoke to the report.

8.9 Accreditation Committee (GC20080327-39)

The reports of the Accreditation Committee were received. The Chair, Gord Hough, spoke to the reports and answered questions. He apologized to Peter Joong for inadvertently omitting to list his name as a member of the committee.

The Presiding Officer advised Executive Committee members that a Special Meeting of the Executive Committee was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. the following morning, March 28th.

The meeting recessed at 5:40 p.m.

Session 2: Friday: March 28, 2008

Present: Danny Anckle, Gabrielle Blais, Paul Brazeau, Don Cattani (Chair), Brian Doubleday, Cynthia Farrar, Dean Favero, Laura Featherstone, Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, Mel Greif, Brent Hamelin, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Annilee Jarvis (Vice-Chair), Peter Joong, Bill Kirkwood, Rollande Lavictoire, Anne Marie Levesque, Bill Matheson, Heather Nagy, Ruth Ann Penny, Tanya Roberts, Susan Robertson, Pauline Smart (until 11:05 a.m.), Tianna Travaglini-Babic, Jacques Tremblay, John Tucker, Henry Tyndorf, Don Watson, Hanno Weinberger, Sharon Young Kipp, Brian P. McGowan (Registrar)

Regrets: Helen Fox, Jacques Pavesi, John Wells

Presiding Officers: Douglas McCarthy, George Merrett

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Nils Connor (from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.), Francine Dutrisac, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, Richard Lewko, Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz (Deputy Registrar), Michael Salvatori, Linda Zaks-Walker

The meeting resumed at 9:25 a.m.

George Merrett assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

8.10 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20080327-43) (Timed Item: March 28, 2008, 9:05 a.m.)

The report of the Quality Assurance Committee was received. The Chair, Sharon Young Kipp, spoke to the report and answered questions.

9. Business Arising (Continued)

9.1 Professional Designation for Teachers(GC20080327-4,-5, -71) (Timed Item: March 28, 2008, Immediately following the Report of the Quality Assurance Committee)

The Report of the Registrar on a Professional Designation for Members of the Ontario College of Teachers was received. The Registrar advised that he had developed the report as a result of a Council motion that had been passed at the October 1-2, 2007 Council meeting.

The Chair, Quality Assurance Committee, Sharon Young Kipp, spoke to the report and answered questions.

Nils Connor, Policy Analyst, was thanked and congratulated on the work he had done in compiling the report.

It was moved by Sharon Young Kipp, and

UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED,

That Council approve the recommendations contained in the Report of the Registrar, “A Professional Designation for Members of the Ontario College of Teachers” (GC20080327-4, attachment 1).

10. Committee Reports (Continued)

10.1 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report of the Accreditation Appeal Committee.

10.2 Human Resources Committee

There was no report of the Human Resources Committee.

10.3 Editorial Board (GC20080327-40)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Annilee Jarvis, spoke to the report and answered questions.

10.4 Election Committee

There was no report of the Election Committee.

10.5 Nomination Committee (GC20080327-41, -42)

The reports of the Nomination Committee were received. The Chair, Laura Featherstone, spoke to the reports and answered questions. She noted that the supplementary report had inadvertently indicated that Susan Robertson had been recommended as a member to the Accreditation Committee. It should have indicated that she had been recommended to be a member of the Accreditation Appeal Committee.

A discussion ensued on committee membership selection and the structure of committees. It was noted that appointed members had assumed additional responsibilities as there had not been a full complement of appointed members since the beginning of the fourth Council.

11. Correspondence (GC20080327-44 to -50, -68, -70)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter to the Deputy Minister of Education re Fair Registration Practices Review & Response (GC20080327-44)
  • Letter to Premier McGuinty re Fair Registration Practices Review & Response (GC20080327-45)
  • Letter to George Heighington from the Chair of Council re Correspondence to Council Members (GC20080327-46)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council re Address to the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers (GC20080327-47)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council and the Registrar re Amendments to Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualifications (GC20080327-48)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council and the Registrar re Amendments to Regulation 437 /97, Professional Misconduct (GC20080327-49)
  • Letter from OTF to the Minister of Education re Mandate of the College (GC20080327-50)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education re Appointed Member Vacancies (GC20080327-68)
  • Letter of Resignation from Ijaz Rauf and Chair’s Response(GC20080327-70)

12. New Business

12.1 Proposed Bylaw Amendment — Section 6 — Nomination Committee re Selection of Ad Hoc Committee Members (GC20080327-51, -52)

It was agreed to withdraw the Notice of Motion given at the December 4-5, 2007 meeting:

That Council approve that bylaw 6:04 (d) be amended by the addition of a new section (iii), to read:

6.04 (d) The Nomination Committee shall: . . .

(iii) in conjunction with the Chair of Council, select members of ad hoc committees from a pool of applicants.

12.2 Professional Advisory — Additional Qualifications (GC20080327-55, -55C, -56)

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

The Registrar spoke to the professional advisory and noted that it would be circulated, if approved, to members with the 2008 June issue of Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession.

It was moved by Nick Forte, Chair, Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and CARRIED,

That Council approve the Professional Advisory - Additional Qualifications - Extending Professional Knowledge/ Recommandation professionnelle Qualifications additionnelles - Approfondir la connaissance professionnelle as outlined in document GC20080327-55C.

12.3 Media Protocol for Council Meetings (GC20080327-57, -58)

The Registrar spoke to the proposed media protocol for Council meetings.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the Media Protocol for Council Meetings as contained in document GC20080327-57, Attachment 1.

12.4 Strategies to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and Teacher Federations (GC20080327-59, -60, -61)

The Chair advised Council members that the Executive Committee had recommended that the papers Seeking a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of the College’s Relationship with the Ontario Teacher Federations and Seeking a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of the College’s Relationship with its Members be referred to the Ad Hoc Committee on a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and College Partners.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council refer the reports: Seeking a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of the College’s Relationship with the Ontario Teacher Federations (GC20080327-59) and Seeking a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of the College’s Relationship with its Members (GC20080327-60) to the Ad Hoc Committee on a Strategy to Enhance the Quality of College Relationships with College Members and College Partners.

12.5 Line-by-line Detailed Budgets for Committees

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, seconded by Brian Doubleday, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda be amended to allow for the addition of an item to the Agenda: Line-by-line Detailed Budgets for Committees.

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, seconded by Brian Doubleday, and

CARRIED,

That Council consider the following motion:

That a line-by-line detailed budget be provided to each committee so as to facilitate an assessment of their needs for the 2009 budget.

It was moved by Brent Hamelin, and seconded by Brian Doubleday, “That a line-by-line detailed budget be provided to each committee so as to facilitate an assessment of their needs for the 2009 budget.”

It was moved by Don Cattani, and seconded by Jacques Tremblay, “That the motion be referred to the Finance Committee for report back to both the Executive Committee and Council.

It was agreed to delete the following words “report back to both the Executive Committee and Council” and substitute the phrase with the word “action”, as a friendly amendment.

A vote was taken on the referral motion, as amended, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the following motion be referred to the Finance Committee for action:

That a line-by-line detailed budget be provided to each committee so as to facilitate an assessment of their needs for the 2009 budget.

13. Business Arising (Continued)

13.1 Regulation 437/97, Professional Misconduct — Proposed Amendments (GC20080327-14C, -15C) (Timed Item: Immediately prior to adjournment)

The Registrar spoke to the proposed amendments to Regulation 437/97, Professional Misconduct and answered questions.

It was moved by Steering,

That Council approve the proposed amendments to Regulation 437/97, Professional Misconduct, as outlined in document GC20080327-14C, attachment 2.

14. New Business (Continued)

14.1 Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualifications Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, Proposed Amendments re Technological Studies (GC20080327-53C, -54) (Timed Item: Immediately prior to adjournment)

The Registrar and Project Leader, Margaret Aubé, reviewed the proposed amendments to Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualifications and Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs and answered questions.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the proposed amendments to Regulation 184/97, Teachers Qualifications and Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs - Proposed Amendments re Technological Studies and degree definitions relating to masters degrees and degree duration as outlined in documents (GC20080327-53C).

The Registrar thanked Margaret Aubé, Charlie Morrison, David Tallo and Ministry staff, Rebecca Cossar and Maryann Risk for the work done relating to the regulatory amendments.

15. Notices of Motion

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the June 12-13, 2008 Council Meeting:

15.1 Bylaw Amendments — Section 6 — Special Committees and Section 7 — Committee Vacancies

Moved by Laura Featherstone, Chair, Nomination Committee:

That Council approve that Section 6 — Special Committees and Section 7 — Committee Vacancies of the College Bylaws be amended as follows:

  • The title of section 6 be amended by addition to read “Special and Ad Hoc Committees”.

  • That section 6.01 be amended by the addition of a new subsection to read: 6.01(e) any other special or ad hoc committee created by Council motion.

  • That subsection 6.04 (d) (ii) be amended by the addition of “the Executive Committee or” following the words “recommendations to”.

  • That section 6.06 be amended by the addition of the words “and ad hoc” following the word “special” in each instance.

  • That the following sections 6.07, 6.08, 6.09, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.13, 6.14, 6.15 and 6.16 be amended by the addition of the words “or ad hoc” following the word “special” in each instance.

  • That the following sections 7.01, 7.04, 7.05, 7.06, 7.07 and 7.09 be amended by the addition of the words “or ad hoc” following the word “special” in each instance.

  • That subsections 7.09 (a), 7.09 (b) and 7.09 (c) be amended by the addition of the word “Nomination and” prior to the words “Executive Committee” in each instance.

16. Next Meeting of Council

  • June 12-13, 2008

17. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Don Cattani

Signed: Registrar, Brian P. McGowan

Dated:

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