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2010 Ombudsman in the News

 
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Long-term care homes in Ontario are rife with several "serious systematic problems," according to a probe released Tuesday by the provincial government watchdog.
12-22-2010
 
Residents of Ontario's longterm care homes and their family members often fear reprisals, including being banned from facilities, if they complain about conditions or treatment at homes, according to the findings of a sweeping two-year investigation.
12-22-2010
 
There are "serious, systemic problems" with the Ontario government's oversight of long-term care facilities, which house 75,000 people, ombudsman André Marin reported Tuesday.
12-22-2010
 
Nursing homes that care for Ontario's 77,000 vulnerable seniors are slowly but surely getting better, says Ontario's health minister.
12-22-2010
 
Premier Dalton McGuinty's "illegal" regulation, which enabled police to detain people during Toronto's G20 summit, resulted in "the most massive compromise of civil liberties in Canadian history," says Ontario Ombudsman André Marin.
12-08-2010
 
Far from keeping the peace during the G20 summit in Toronto last summer, the Public Works Act "wound up contributing to massive violations of civil rights," Ontario's ombudsman has concluded.
12-08-2010
 
In their haste to bump up G20 security, Ontario authorities kept silent on a convoluted amendment to 71-year-old legislation that was "illegal" and "likely unconstitutional," abrogating the Charter rights of thousands of people in the process, says Ontario Ombudsman André Marin.
12-08-2010
 
Toronto Police, Dalton McGuinty, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper all failed us. That much is clear in Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin's devastating report, "Caught in the Act," into the G20 and specifically Regulation 233/10, the temporary rules designed to enhance security.
12-08-2010
 
The decision to quietly invoke a so-called secret law in Ontario granting police extra powers during last summer's G20 summit was "likely illegal and unconstitutional," according to a scathing report released Tuesday by the provincial ombudsman.
12-08-2010
 
A report released Tuesday by the ombudsman for the province of Ontario found that a secret regulation used to detain protesters at the June meeting of the leaders of the Group of 20 in Toronto had "dubious legality" and probably violated the Canadian Constitution by creating "extravagant police authority."
12-08-2010