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.
While West Lincoln council met the exception to go in-camera to discuss a bylaw enforcement issue June 15, the discussions never should have taken place at the meeting the Ontario Ombudsman finds.
Ontario’s acting ombudsman has ruled a regional committee set up to explore alternative options for redeveloping three of the Region’s eight long-term care homes violated provisions of the Municipal Act and the Region’s own procedural bylaw.
Closed-door meetings of a regional task force were held to provide opportunity for competitive private-sector information to be disclosed, Niagara’s chief administrative officer says.
A closed-door meeting held by a Niagara Region task force in May has been deemed illegal by the acting Ontario ombudsman.
The first meeting of a Niagara Region task force did not follow rules contained in the Municipal Act, the Ontario Ombudsman's office has ruled.
Ontario's ombudsman's office has cleared city council of any wrongdoing after an investigation into a closed-door meeting and two informal get-togethers at a restaurant last spring.