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The Ombudsman is an independent officer of the Legislature who investigates complaints from the public about Ontario public sector bodies within his jurisdiction, recommending improvements for governance and resolving individual issues. The Ombudsman is Mr. J. Paul Dubé, who began his five-year term on April 1, 2016.

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February 22, 2018

22 February, 2018

Ombudsman calls for amendments to policing bill to ensure effective civilian oversight

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today flagged several gaps in the province’s proposed new policing legislation, warning that they could...

February 21, 2018

21 February, 2018

Ombudsman welcomes new legislation to reform correctional services, segregation

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today welcomed new legislation that promises to incorporate many of his recommendations to reform correctional...

December 29, 2017

29 December, 2017

The Ombudsman's Top 10 Stories of 2017

Ombudsman Paul Dubé’s second year in office was distinguished by our first-ever investigations in the broader public sector (related to...

December 29, 2017

29 December, 2017

Ombudsman promotes changes to Municipal Act : New rules for open meetings as of New Year’s Day

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today shared new resources to inform municipal councils and their constituents about changes to the open meeting...

December 14, 2017

14 December, 2017

Ombudsman to investigate incident at Niagara council meeting

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today informed the Regional Municipality of Niagara that he will conduct a formal investigation into an incident at...

November 2, 2017

2 November, 2017

Statement by Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé on announcement of new policing legislation

The new package of policing legislation tabled by the government today is a welcome response to numerous recommendations my office has made to...

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