Council Spends Hour on Posturing LRT Debate, Then Debates Why Meetings Took So Long

By Joey Coleman // @JoeyColeman
Published: Dec 12 2016 (7 months ago) // Last Updated: Dec 12 2016 (7 months ago)

Two more highlight videos from Wednesday's Council GIC meeting - an hour long LRT debate and then a 20-minute debate on why Council meetings are taking so long.

First, Council had a report from the LRT sub-committee to approve during their meeting. The report contained four items, one of which "Review of Toronto Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project and Operating Maintence Terms (PED16229)" and Councillor Donna Skelly spoke on this item. What followed was an hour discussion of LRT which covered the same arguments as previous LRT meetings.

Youtube Video Link

Second, after nearly 10 hours of meetings, Councillors debated when they meetings are so long. Without any sense of irony, Councillor Terry Whitehead complained about the long meetings, and tried to box the lowest-ranking staff member in the room - The Legislative Assistant - on why the meetings were so long. The Assistant said Council meetings are long because Council makes them long, Councillor Matthew Green said the 5-minute rule should be enforced, and Councillor Chad Collins said the same question shouldn't be asked three or four times.

The 12-minute debate video is a must-see for regular Council watchers

YouTube Video Link

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