The Toronto South Detention Centre’s health-care units remain unopened after almost a year of the jail’s operation, with sick inmates ending up in segregation.
The Ontario government has replaced the infamous G20 law blamed for mass searches and arrests with legislation that empowers police to demand identification and search vehicles without a warrant on courthouse property.
A private member’s bill would give the Ontario auditor general and ombudsman the power to look into Tarion, the private corporation created by the government to protect new homebuyers.
Ombudsman André Marin is eager to flex his new legislative muscles.
Questionable behaviour has spurred calls for province to demand more accountability from municipal governments, but some cities are pushing back against the move.
In a scathing 142-page report, Ontario’s ombudsman decried the “systematic government ineptitude” in oversight of unlicensed home daycares in the wake of the deaths of four children in the GTA over seven months in 2013-14.
Ontario was stunningly lax in its responsibility to provide oversight to unlicensed daycare, ombudsman Andre Marin says.
After a record 3,400 complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards and hospitals (MUSH), Ombudsman Andre Marin wants to shine a light on the sector.
The long arm of the provincial ombudsman is growing longer — Andre Marin’s office will soon have power to probe Ontarians’ complaints about how their cities and schools handle themselves. And a special patient advocate will oversee complaints about hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin supports the reintroduction of the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, but stopped short of calling the proposed legislation a home run during a news conference July 9