On January 30, General Counsel Laura Pettigrew spoke at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association annual conference in Toronto, detailing the steps and best practices for creating a complaints resolution procedure.
On October 25, 2016, Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke to delegates at the Ontario Ombudsman's annual investigative course, Sharpening Your Teeth, in Toronto.
Since 1974, police oversight in Ontario has been the subject of more than a dozen reviews, generating hundreds of recommendations for reform. In response, successive governments have introduced legislative amendments aimed at enhancing independent oversight of police. However, finding the right balance between effective policing and public accountability has proven elusive. Today, Ontario’s oversight system continues to attract criticism that threatens to undermine public confidence in policing.
On September 21 2016, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé spoke to delegates of the Association française des municipalités de l’Ontario during their 27th Annual Meeting, in Hearst.
Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé spoke at the Ontario East Municipal Conference in Kingston on September 14, discussing the Office's oversight of municipalities.
Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé gave the keynote address at the Summer Leadership Conference for the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation in Ottawa on August 18, discussing his Office's oversight of school boards and universities.
On June 2, 2016, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé spoke to delegates of the Ontario College of Teachers during their Annual Meeting, in Toronto.
On May 12, 2016, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé spoke to delegates at the 56th Annual Conference of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities, in Timmins.
No matter what you call it – segregation, solitary confinement, isolation, or separation – the practice of confining inmates to a cell, alone, for 22 hours or more a day for prolonged periods has increasingly come under fire.
On May 6, 2016, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé spoke to delegates at the 63rd annual Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference in Goderich.