Item - 2014.CC50.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 1, 2014 with amendments.

CC50.2 - Annual Report of the Lobbyist Registrar for the Year 2013

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 1, 2 and 3, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Lobbyist Registrar, to report back to City Council on clarifying and strengthening the Lobbying By-law to explicitly require that consultant lobbyists disclose their ultimate client.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Lobbyist Registrar, to report back to City Council on amendments to the Lobbying By-law to permit the Lobbyist Registrar to impose conditions for registration, continued registration or renewal of a registration as permitted by s. 166 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Lobbyist Registrar, to report back to City Council on requesting legislative amendments to enable the Lobbyist Registrar to impose administrative sanctions, including administrative monetary penalties and prohibiting a lobbyist who has been found in breach of the by-law from lobbying.

 

4.         City Council direct that administrative sanctions be included in the next opportunity for review of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

5.         City Council receive the Annual Report of the Lobbyist Registrar for the Year 2013 for information.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

Linda L. Gehrke, Lobbyist Registrar, gave a presentation to City Council on her 2013 Annual Report.

Background Information (City Council)

(March 25, 2014) Covering report from the Lobbyist Registrar forwarding the Lobbyist Registrar's 2013 Annual Report (CC50.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-67909.pdf
(March 25, 2014) Annual Report of the Lobbyist Registrar for the Year 2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-67959.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Amended)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Lobbyist Registrar, to report back to Council on clarifying and strengthening the Lobbying By-law to explicitly require that consultant lobbyists disclose their ultimate client.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Lobbyist Registrar, to report back to Council on amendments to the Lobbying By-law to permit the Registrar to impose conditions for registration, continued registration or renewal of a registration as permitted by the City of Toronto Act, s. 166.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the City Solicitor and the Lobbyist Registrar, to report back to Council on requesting legislative amendments to enable the Registrar to impose administrative sanctions, including administrative monetary penalties and prohibiting a lobbyist who has been found in breach of the by-law from lobbying.

 

4.           City Council direct that administrative sanctions be included in the next opportunity for review of the City of Toronto Act.

 

5.         City Council amend Chapter 140, Lobbying, Section 140-42 by adding the following provision:

 

D.        Lobbyists shall not communicate with public office holders except on business days during regular hours of business (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) or during the hours of other scheduled meetings of Council and its committees, and for members of a local board, during meetings of the local boards, at offices of the City or a local board, including the constituency offices of a member of Council.

 

6.         City Council request the City Solicitor and Integrity Commissioner to report back to Council with recommendations to amend the Code of Conduct for Members of Council, City of Toronto in accordance with the foregoing amendment.

 

Part 5 of motion 1 by Councillor Doucette did not carry.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-03-2014 9:46 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - CC50.2 - Doucette - motion 1 - Part 5
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-03-2014 9:47 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC50.2 - Doucette - motion 1 - Parts 1 to 4
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan
Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled Part 6 of motion 1 by Councillor Doucette redundant as Council did not adopt Part 5 of motion 1 by Councillor Doucette.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council