In Ontario in 2013, the Ombudsman’s work focused on serious issues affecting some of the province’s most vulnerable people, including inmates who were abused by their jailers, victims of police shootings, developmentally disabled adults in crisis, and children in unlicensed daycares.
(TORONTO – December 11, 2013) Strong public interest in local government transparency has exposed troubling gaps and weaknesses in the system for holding municipalities accountable, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin says in his latest report, released today.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will release his second annual report on enforcing the province’s open-meeting law in municipalities across the province on Wednesday, December 11 – at a news conference at 1 p.m. in the Queen’s Park Media Studio.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has been named one of Toronto Life magazine’s 50 most influential Torontonians.
TORONTO (November 5, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced he has appointed two prominent former police chiefs as special advisors to his ongoing investigation into the direction provided by the province to police for de-escalating conflict situations.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will discuss a new development in his ongoing investigation into the direction provided to police by Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services with respect to de-escalating conflict situations.
(LONDON, Ont. – October 22, 2013) - Ontario Ombudsman André Marin’s latest investigation into closed meetings of London city council has found that a gathering by the mayor and six city councillors in the back room of a local eatery was in “clear violation” of the law.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will hold a news conference regarding his investigation and report on complaints about a closed meeting of City of London council members at Billy T's Bar and Grill in February 2013.
(TORONTO, September 13, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has accepted a personal apology from the Durham Regional Police Service detective responsible for sending him hateful Twitter messages on August 8 via an account set up in a fellow officer’s name.
(Toronto, August 28, 2013) – Today, for the first time since I alerted the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) about hateful tweets directed at me by one of their members on August 8, the DRPS provided my office with concrete information exonerating the officer whose name was attached to the offending Twitter account.