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2007 Press Releases

 
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Ombudsman André Marin today commented on the announcement of criminal charges laid by Ontario Provincial Police in the wake of his investigation into “insider” wins at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).
12-19-2007
 
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced an investigation into the role of Legal Aid Ontario in funding the defence of Richard Wills. The investigation will be conducted by the Special Ombudsman Response Team.
11-06-2007
 
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today welcomed new provisions of the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006 that will allow people to complain to his office about closed municipal meetings if their municipality has not appointed its own investigator.
10-22-2007
 
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin now has the jurisdiction to investigate complaints about The Scarborough Hospital and Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, following the provincial government’s appointment of supervisors for both institutions.
08-01-2007
 
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced the launch of a systemic investigation into the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU). The SIU is the civilian agency responsible for probing police actions involving serious injury or death of members of the public. The SIU reports to the Ministry of the Attorney General.
06-07-2007
 
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has been elected president of the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman (FCO).
05-30-2007
 
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today praised the province’s proposed new Child Advocate legislation but cautioned that it will still leave a dangerous gap in the system that is supposed to protect vulnerable children.
04-24-2007
 
Traumatized children of Ontario soldiers serving in Afghanistan will get the mental health services they need in the wake of the latest investigation by Ombudsman André Marin. Premier Dalton McGuinty has accepted the Ombudsman’s recommendations that the province ensure funding of such services for children of soldiers based at CFB Petawawa, Mr. Marin announced today.
04-13-2007
 
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today called on the provincial government to regulate its lottery system as it does other gaming activities, in the wake of his office’s special investigation into the problem of “insider” theft and fraud involving Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ticket retailers.
03-26-2007
 
Ontario’s compensation system for crime victims is hurting the very people it is supposed to help, Ombudsman André Marin says in his report released today, Adding Insult to Injury.
02-27-2007