March 26, 2020

26 March, 2020

Statement by Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé on COVID-19 and Ontario’s correctional facilities

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today released the following statement regarding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the province’s correctional facilities.

March 20, 2020

20 March, 2020

Statement by French Language Services Commissioner Kelly Burke for International Francophonie Day

Today marks the 50th International Francophonie Day. Did you know that French is the fifth most spoken language in the world? According to the International Organization of La Francophonie, which brings together 88 states and governments including Ontario, approximately 300 million people on five continents speak French.

March 13, 2020

13 March, 2020

Statement by French Language Services Commissioner Kelly Burke on the coronavirus

Health is a priority sector. For francophones and francophiles, French language services are essential to remaining informed and obtaining the care they need in the language of their choice. It is important that our health care professionals have access to proper tools and trainings to offer French language services.

February 12, 2020

12 February, 2020

Ombudsman Paul Dubé supports Venice Principles, strong legal foundation for ombudsman institutions

Speaking to colleagues from across Canada and around the world, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé this week welcomed new international standards that define, promote and protect the role of ombudsmen in strengthening democracy and promoting fundamental rights.

January 23, 2020

23 January, 2020

Statement by French Language Services Commissioner Kelly Burke re L’Université de l’Ontario français

Ontario French Language Services Commissioner and Deputy Ombudsman Kelly Burke today made the following statement regarding news that the federal and Ontario governments have agreed to jointly fund a new French-language university in Ontario (L’Université de l’Ontario français).

January 13, 2020

13 January, 2020

Ombudsman appoints Kelly Burke as new French Language Services Commissioner

Ombudsman Paul Dubé today announced that Ms. Kelly Burke has joined his office as Ontario’s new French Language Services Commissioner. Ms. Burke, an Assistant Deputy Minister and lawyer with several years’ experience in senior roles within the Ontario Public Service, including the Ministry of Francophone Affairs, begins work in her new position this morning.

January 9, 2020

9 January, 2020

Ontario Ombudsman to investigate delays at Landlord and Tenant Board

In the wake of a recent surge in complaints, Ombudsman Dubé today announced an investigation into serious delays at the LTB, the administrative tribunal that resolves residential tenancy disputes.