Report Examines Toronto’s City Council Voting Behaviour
- Manning Centre’s “Council Tracker” report examines over 1,800 motions between 2014-2016, provides interesting data on council activities
The Manning Centre released a “Council Tracker” report today that analyzes Toronto City Council’s voting records and council activities between December 2014 and June 2016.
Highlights from the report include:
- Councillors Doucette and Nunziata had the highest attendance, attending 100% of council meetings, while councillors Mammoliti and Moeser had the lowest attendance at 60% and 66% respectively (not including the late Councillor Ford)
- Council spent 5.7% of their time in secret; down slightly from the previous council’s 6.1%
- Councillors Campbell and Holyday were most likely to vote “no”
“It’s hard for the public to pay attention to every council meeting and detail,” said Peter McCaffrey, Director of Research at the Manning Centre. “Our Council Tracker reports sum up what’s been happening, so the public can check in on council attendance, see how often council is spending time in secret and learn who is most likely to oppose something.”
The in-depth study allows for comparison with previously released analysis by the Manning Centre on the previous council.
To view the Council Tracker Midterm Report for Toronto 2014-2016 – click here