Federal tax watchdog will succeed André Marin as the new full-time Ombudsman of Ontario, it was announced in the legislature on Tuesday.
Ten first responders and two members of the military took their lives in the first six weeks of the year.
The office of the Ontario ombudsman received new powers on Jan. 1 allowing it to launch investigations into complaints about universities and municipalities in Ontario.
If you’ve got a beef with Western University or city hall, you’ve got a new go-to place to turn.
This year, the New Year will not only ring in resolutions, it will also welcome a bigger watchdog.
Late one night in the summer of 2014, Bill Rusk, a police sergeant in Owen Sound, Ont., was crouched on the roof of a downtown store, watching the window of a second-floor apartment in the building next door. His squad had come to bust up a drug deal, and had been told that a violent man was hiding inside with a sawed-off shotgun.
Kingstonians can now turn to Ontario’s government watchdog to file complaints about municipal services and city politicians.
The New Year has begun with what is always good news: a possibility of more accountability from government organizations. The Ombudsman’s office of Ontario is ringing in 2016 by beginning to accept complaints about municipalities.
Barbara Finlay sees the enormity of the task facing Ombudsman Ontario as its role rapidly expands in the New Year.
Ontario's ombudsman has wrapped up investigations into 10,500 complaints about billing errors at Hydro One, but the provincial watchdog can't look into any more problems at the utility because it's being privatized.