André Marin takes it in stride when he's told that he has been described in print as "bluff, arrogant and abrasive . . . maddeningly self- righteous and a little smug." All he suggests is that this is only part of his personality and that he can be as diplomatic as the next guy if that's what is called for.
After seven years as ombudsman for the Canadian Armed Forces, Andre Marin is moving on to become Ontario's ombudsman, replacing Claire Lewis.
André Marin has never been one to mince words. Probing the death of a soldier, Marin, the military ombudsman, concluded botched military investigations are "more the norm than the exception."