An alternate motion was presented and is noted below in bold.
Whereas the residents of Newmarket have a proud tradition of honouring those who made the supreme sacrifice on behalf of Canada in armed conflicts across the world; and,
Whereas the Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation has been established to develop commemorative programming, exhibits and monuments at a site on Cape Breton Island as a place of remembrance and thanks for those brave individuals who lost their lives so far from home; and,
Whereas the Foundation is seeking the endorsement of businesses, agencies, government organizations, and individuals across Canada to bring life to this important national memorial;
Now therefore be it resolved:
- That the Council of the Town of Newmarket supports efforts to develop the Never Forgotten National Memorial and so advises Mr. Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament, the Honourable Christine Elliott, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.