Special Meeting

Electronic Meeting
  • W. Emmerson,
  • D. Barrow,
  • M. Bevilacqua,
  • J. DiPaola,
  • M. Ferri,
  • R. Grossi,
  • V. Hackson,
  • D. Hamilton,
  • J. Heath,
  • L. Jackson,
  • J. Jones,
  • J. Li,
  • I. Lovatt,
  • T. Mrakas,
  • S. Pellegrini,
  • C. Perrelli,
  • M. Quirk,
  • G. Rosati,
  • F. Scarpitti,
  • J. Taylor,
  • and T. Vegh
  • D. Basso,
  • K. Chislett,
  • P. Freeman,
  • P. Jankowski,
  • K. Kurji,
  • D. Kuzmyk,
  • B. Macgregor,
  • E. Mahoney,
  • L. Mirabella,
  • C. Raynor,
  • and M.F. Turner

Regional Chair Emmerson called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. and made the following remarks:

“We acknowledge the land we are meeting on today is the traditional territory of many First Nations, including the Chippewas of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of the Credit.

These lands are now home to many diverse Indigenous peoples.

We also acknowledge that York Region falls under Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaties with several Mississauga and Chippewas First Nations.”

Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region Medical Officer of Health provided an update on the status of COVID-19 and responded to questions from Members of Council.

  • Moved byRegional Councillor Rosati
    Seconded byRegional Councillor Heath

    That Council receive the presentation from Zahra Kassim and Katarina Garpenfeldt, Co-Chairs, York Region Vaccine Task Force.



Regional Chair Emmerson announced the appointment of Dan Kuzmyk as the new Regional Solicitor, effective immediately. It was noted Corporate Communications will be issuing a media release.

  • Moved byRegional Councillor Hamilton
    Seconded byMayor Bevilacqua

    That Council enact Bylaw No. 2021-05 to confirm the proceedings of this Special meeting of Council held on February 18, 2021.


The Council meeting adjourned at 12:39 p.m.


Regional Clerk


Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Council held on February 25, 2021.



Regional Chair