Mr Gilles Bisson (Timmins-James Bay / -Timmins-Baie James
Mrs Claudette Boyer (Ottawa-Vanier L)
Mr Brian Coburn (Carleton-Gloucester PC)
Mr Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North / -Nord PC)
Mr Raminder Gill (Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale PC)
Mr Pat Hoy (Chatham-Kent Essex L)
Ms Frances Lankin (Beaches-East York ND)
Mr Bill Murdoch (Bruce-Grey PC)
Substitutions / Membres remplaçants
Mr Bert Johnson (Perth-Middlesex PC)
Clerk / Greffier
Mr Doug Arnott
Staff / Personnel
Ms Laura Hopkins, legislative counsel
The committee met at 1002 in committee room
1274187 ONTARIO LIMITED ACT, 2000
Consideration of Bill Pr25, An
Act to revive 1274187 Ontario Limited.
The Chair (Ms Frances
Lankin): If we could call the meeting to order. I was
looking for the sponsor of the first bill and he has just
arrived, so that's great.
The first item of business
for us to deal with is Bill Pr25, An Act to revive 1274187
Ontario Limited. The sponsor is MPP David Young. The applicant is
Pino Tarabelli, the president, and Douglas H. Hancock is the
counsel. Mr Young, would you like to introduce the applicants who
Mr David Young
(Willowdale): Absolutely. The individuals you've just
mentioned are seated beside me and I think are in a position to
explain the circumstances surrounding the need for this bill. If
I may say by way of introduction, the genesis of it is really
very much an oversight of a representative of a predecessor
company. Perhaps the best thing to do, with your permission,
would be to turn it over to the deponents and they can speak to
the reason that this bill is required.
Gentlemen, would you identify yourselves for the purpose of
Hancock: Good morning. My name is Douglas Hancock. I'm a
Tarabelli: I'm Pino Tarabelli, who submitted the
By way of background, Mr Tarabelli and two partners carry on
business in a company called Azimuth Three Enterprises. A few
years ago we, in conjunction with some tax claim with their
accountants, incorporated three companies and each shareholder
held their shares through a numbered company. At the time, Mr
Tarabelli was away on holiday, so I incorporated the company in
my name and subsequently transferred the company over to Mr
Tarabelli when he came back.
About a year later, in filing
a tax return, the tax return indicated that Mr Tarabelli was the
sole director. However, a form 1, a notice of change, had not
been filed with the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial
Relations. A demand was sent out to the company to file a form 1
and a follow-up demand was made, which, through inadvertence, was
never in fact filed. As a result, the corporation was dissolved
for cause, which creates difficulty in terms of the whole issue
The company has assets. It
has been used in the tax planning. It holds shares in the
operating company. It also holds shares in the company that owns
the real estate. It was entirely through inadvertence that the
form 1 wasn't filed, and hence the bill today.
Are there any further comments that you wish to put on the
record? OK. I'm going to ask the parliamentary assistant if the
ministry has any comments to make.
Mr Brian Coburn
(Ottawa-Orléans): No, Madam Chair. To our knowledge
there's been no opposition and no objections.
Committee members, do you have any questions? Any comments on the
bill? Are you ready to vote, then? A very docile crowd today.
We're ready to vote on Bill
Pr25, An Act to revive 1274187 Ontario Limited, sponsored by Mr
Young, MPP. There are no amendments to be placed.
Shall sections 1 through 3
Shall the preamble carry?
Shall the title carry?
Shall the bill carry?
Shall I report the bill to
the House? OK.
Thank you, gentlemen. It
seems quite perfunctory, but we appreciate your coming, and your
presence on this is very helpful.
CITY OF TORONTO ACT (TRAFFIC CALMING), 2000
Consideration of Bill Pr2, An
Act respecting the City of Toronto.
The next item before us is Bill Pr2, An Act respecting the City
of Toronto, traffic calming. The sponsor is Marilyn Mushinski,
MPP. I would indicate to committee members that the following two
bills, Pr11 and Pr12, are also acts respecting the city of
Toronto dealing with assessment issues, also sponsored by MPP
Mushinski. Ms Mushinski is not present today. Is the committee
content to continue without the sponsor being present at this
point in time? OK.
On behalf of the applicant we
have Mary Ellen Bench, counsel from the city of Toronto. Ms
Bench, if you want to address the committee with respect to these
Ms Mary Ellen Bench: Good morning,
Madam Chair and members of committee. My name is Mary Ellen
Bench. I'm director of municipal law at the city of Toronto. We
have three bills before you today. I would ask the committee's
indulgence, if we could defer these matters to be dealt with next
week when there is another matter that the city of Toronto has.
Two of the issues today relate to assessment matters and are
similar to the one that is being discussed next week. One of the
issues is a traffic calming issue. On the traffic calming matter
there was an amendment worked out late yesterday that I think
needs proper consideration by ministry staff.
Unfortunately, this is the
first application that the new city of Toronto had, and we'll
need to speak to our sponsor a little bit better before we're
ready to proceed. With notice coming out last week in the middle
of our council meeting, things have gotten a little muddled, I
Would you say that council is preoccupied with something else
right now? A little traffic calming in the council chambers might
Ms Bench: If
I could request, next week we will definitely be prepared to
proceed with all of these matters.
We'll indicate to you that there is one item scheduled to proceed
next week already, in addition to the fourth item from the city
of Toronto. I have no anticipation of any problem, but you never
know with any given bill whether it may take more time or less
time. Just so you know, you may come and find that the committee
will deal with some and perhaps not all. We do our best to get
through the agenda.
Yes. I understand that.
You're aware of that.
Are there any concerns from
the parliamentary assistant about deferring the item?
None. I think it's a good idea at this stage.
Any concerns from committee members?
Mrs Claudette Boyer
(Ottawa-Vanier): This is only dealing with one more
No. This would deal with three items from the city of Toronto. To
be clear, those are bills Pr2, Pr11 and Pr12.
OK. No problem.
Could I have a motion from a committee member to defer those
three items to a later agenda?
Mr Garfield Dunlop
(Simcoe North): So moved.
The Chair: A
seconder? Seconded, Mr Gill. Thank you. Any debate?
All those in favour, please
indicate. Those opposed? That's carried.
Thank you, Ms Bench. We
appreciate your coming today.
Any other business that
members have to put on the agenda? Seeing none, can I have a
motion to adjourn? Mr Gill, thank you. All those in favour? Thank
you. The meeting is adjourned.