Statement of the Mayor and Members of Oakville Town Council

Monday, January 29, 2024

Foreign policy and international affairs are under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Government. 

The Town of Oakville Council supports the Canadian Government’s continuing management of the Canadian position regarding the conflict in Gaza.

Oakville Council is concerned with local issues where they have jurisdiction under Ontario Legislation.

Oakville Council is dedicated to ensuring a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment for all residents.

The Town of Oakville values peace and harmony locally as well as globally. The Town of Oakville Council recognizes the complex and global nature of this conflict and other global issues and their local impact on our residents.

Council condemns all acts of hatred and is committed to the principles of non-violence, mutual respect, and the promotion of understanding among all community members.

Town Council is committed to community solidarity.

The Town of Oakville Council supports the Canadian Government’s diplomatic efforts as Council remains deeply concerned by the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and ongoing risks to all civilians.

Council supports the Canadian Government’s diplomatic efforts in support of urgent international efforts towards a sustainable ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and release of all hostages.

A copy of this statement by Town Council will be sent to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Minister of Global Affairs, the Minister of International Development, local Halton Members of Parliament and be made available to the public.

We the undersigned,

Mayor Rob Burton

Councillor Jonathan McNeice

Councillor Sean O’Meara

Councillor Ray Chisholm

Councillor Cathy Duddeck

Councillor David Gittings

Councillor Janet Haslett-Theall

Councillor Peter Longo

Councillor Allan Elgar

Councillor Marc Grant

Councillor Jeff Knoll

Councillor Natalia Lishchyna

Councillor Tom Adams

Councillor Scott Xie

Councillor Nav Nanda