When is it good news to receive a record-setting number of complaints? When you’re the Ombudsman and the complainants are coming to you for help! The year 2014 was marked by precedents, including the highest-ever number of individual complaints helped (26,999 in fiscal 2013-2014), the most complaints ever received about a single government body (Hydro One – almost 9,500 since February), and the largest number of concurrent systemic investigations (four).
(TORONTO) Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today welcomed the historic passage of a new law that will allow his office to investigate complaints about municipalities, universities and school boards for the first time.
(TORONTO) - Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will be present in the Legislature for the final vote on Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, expected to take place after Question Period ends (approximately 11:45 a.m.).
(TORONTO) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will present an oral submission on Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014, to the Standing Committee on General Government on Nov. 26, 2014 at 5:45 p.m. Marin will be available following his presentation to speak with media at approximately 6 p.m.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today called on the province to take urgent action to protect children in unlicensed daycares, after his latest investigation revealed systemic government ineptitude that has put them at risk for years.
Due to the situation unfolding in Ottawa on the morning of Oct. 22, this press conference has been cancelled. The report and materials related to the investigation into how the Ministry of Education responds to complaints and concerns relating to unlicensed daycare providers.will be released on the website at 1 p.m.
TORONTO (August 5, 2014) – For the second year in a row, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has been named one of the country’s top lawyers in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s annual “Top 25 Most Influential” list.
(TORONTO) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will speak to Brighton municipal council members at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at the King Edward Park Community Centre at 75 Elizabeth Street, Brighton.
(TORONTO) Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will be available to speak to media about the provincial government’s new accountability measures from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his office.
TORONTO (June 23, 2014) – Reporting on a record number of cases and systemic investigations in progress, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today called on the provincial government to build on its historic momentum toward opening the broader public sector to independent scrutiny.