Toronto City Council appoints Stephen Littlejohn as Lobbyist Registrar for City of Toronto

2023 June 15

Today, Toronto City Council unanimously appointed Stephen Littlejohn as Toronto’s Lobbyist Registrar, effective September 7, 2023.

Since 2010, Littlejohn has been the Inquiries and Investigations Counsel for the Toronto Lobbyist Registrar’s Office (TLR). Through his work in the TLR, he has advised the Lobbyist Registrar, registry staff, public office holders, lobbyists and members of the public on the interpretation and application of Toronto’s Lobbying By-law. He led the Inquiries and Investigations unit, responsible for conducting investigations into contraventions of the Lobbying By-law and acted as counsel for the office in these matters. He also served as the Interim Lobbyist Registrar for several months in 2016.

Prior to joining the TLR, Littlejohn was a Senior Consultant at the City of Toronto’s Employee and Labour Relations unit, where he developed his expertise in human rights issues including resolving discrimination and harassment complaints through investigations, mediations, negotiations, and conciliation. He also provided advice and consultation on the City’s Human Rights and Harassment Policy to Council, senior staff and others.

Littlejohn is a Law Society of Ontario member and was called to the bar in 2000. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section, Law of Lobbying and Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the Lobbyist Registrars and Commissioners Network, a network of federal, provincial and municipal lobbyist registrars and commissioners.

Until Littlejohn’s seven-year non-renewable term begins, Cristina De Caprio will continue to serve as Toronto’s Lobbyist Registrar until September 6, 2023

The Toronto Lobbyist Registrar is one of the City’s four Accountability Officers. The Registrar ensures the public disclosure of lobbying activities and oversees the regulation of lobbyists’ conduct. More information about the Lobbyist Registrar is available on the Lobbyist Registrar webpage.