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Council Outcomes June 30, 2021: City of Mississauga Stands Against Anti-Muslim Racism, All-Way Stops Policy Update & Virtual Council & Committee Meetings to December 31, 2021

Local government | June 30, 2021

This week, Council approved a motion to stand against anti-Muslim racism and an update to the City’s All-Way Stops Policy at its last scheduled Council meeting until September 2021.

“The City of Mississauga has undertaken a number of initiatives to fulfill its commitment to build a strong, equitable and inclusive society. Today, we are continuing our work to further our goal by once again standing against anti-Muslim racism,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We stand with the Muslim Community in solidarity and will continue to raise awareness and condemn all forms of racism, hatred or bigotry. We call on all to ensure the Muslim community feels safe, supported and part of our City. Our diversity is our strength and we will not tolerate hate crimes or any form of intimidation.”

City of Mississauga Stands Against Anti-Muslim Racism

Council approved a motion to stand against anti-Muslim racism. The motion includes:

  • Support of the National Council of Canadian Muslims calls for the implementation of a “National Action Summit on Islamophobia” with the participation of the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments
  • Direction to City staff to provide a report to Council on actions that the City can take to combat anti-Muslim hate and racism
  • Requesting Ontario’s Attorney General to aggressively pursue justice in acts of hate against the Muslim Community and other groups in order to demonstrate that Muslim racism and other forms of hate are unacceptable and will result in legal consequences
  • Requesting upon the Government of Canada to immediately introduce and strengthen laws to address online hate speech including white supremacy and the distribution of hateful materials targeting minority groups, including Muslims

The motion was raised by Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito.

All-Way Stops Policy Update

The change to the policy expands criteria for all-way stops with an option for public consultation to determine if the surrounding community is supportive of the proposed all-way stop.

All-way stop signs are installed by the City of Mississauga to ensure the safe flow of traffic by controlling vehicle and pedestrian right-of-way at intersections. The All-Way Stops policy identifies the criteria used to determine whether all-way stops are warranted. The change to the policy will expand criteria beyond the technical requirements and provide staff with more flexibility in supporting proposed all-way stops.

At the request of the local Ward Councillor, a survey can be completed to residents within 250 metres (820 ft.) of the intersection.A minimum of 66 per cent of respondents must vote “yes” to the recommendation for the installation of an all-way stop.

Virtual Council & Committee Meetings to December 31, 2021

 Council approved extension of Council and Committee Meetings for members to participate electronically to December 31, 2021.

View the Council and Committees Calendar for meeting dates, times and agendas.

Public Comments:
The public may submit comments regarding agenda matters to the city.clerk@mississauga.ca

Review of Street Names

Council directed staff to prepare an information report on a review of street names with a draft work plan for the fall of 2021.

Keep Up-to-Date over the Summer

The next scheduled General Committee Meeting is September 8, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. Visit the City of Mississauga’s Council and Committees Calendar for details.

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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Information
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5046
catherine.monast@mississauga.ca