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Meet the Registrar
Linda L. Gehrke was appointed in 2008 as Lobbyist Registrar for the City of Toronto, where she is responsible for the City's lobbyist registry and ethics. She is a lawyer with a background in administrative law, tribunal adjudication, dispute resolution and regulation. Before her appointment as Lobbyist Registrar, she served as a Vice-Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and as delegate of the Complaints Resolution Commissioner of the Law Society of Upper Canada. As well, she helped to develop and deliver professional development programs for adjudicators and regulators as a Vice-President of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals and Chair of its Professional Development Committee, member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators and co-chair of its Education Committee.
Duties of the Lobbyist Registrar
The Lobbyist Registrar reports directly to City Council but fulfills the role in a fully independent manner.
The Lobbyist Registrar…
- Provides advice, opinions and interpretations about the administration, application and enforcement of the lobbying control framework
- Verifies registrations and conducts reviews to ensure compliance with the Lobbying By-law
- Conducts investigations to determine if violations of the By-law have occurred
- Can commence prosecution for violations under the Provincial Offences Act
- Recommends improvements or amendments to the By-law.
- Provides an annual report to Council