December 7, 2021

7 December 2021

French Language Services Commissioner recommends assessment tool to aid government in protecting Ontario’s “linguistic health”

Equivalent service in French and a positive experience for Francophones often lacking in 2020-2021, Kelly Burke reports

September 29, 2021

29 September 2021

Ombudsman’s message for Truth and Reconciliation Day, September 30, 2021

Today is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to remember and commemorate the thousands of Indigenous children who were taken away from their communities and forced to attend residential schools – and the many who never returned home.

September 25, 2021

25 September 2021

Statement from the Commissioner on Franco-Ontarian Day 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, we have all been called upon to play an important role in protecting our individual and collective health.

June 28, 2021

28 June 2021

Ombudsman’s Annual Report stresses “essential” oversight of public sector in pandemic, highlights improvements and gaps

In handling 20,015 cases, watchdog “ensured transparency, accountability, fairness and respect for people’s rights”

June 16, 2021

16 June 2021

French Language Services Commissioner to investigate cuts at Laurentian University

First formal investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman under the French Language Services Act

May 26, 2021

26 May 2021

Ombudsman and counterparts urge fairness in vaccine certification approaches

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé is joining his counterparts from across Canada in urging that provincial and territorial governments considering vaccine passports do so with fairness and caution.

May 20, 2021

20 May 2021

Ombudsman recommends overhauling “complicated, overburdened” ambulance oversight system to protect patient safety

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today called on the Ministry of Health to improve its processes for investigating complaints about ambulance services, in a report that reveals a system that is complicated, overburdened, and wholly inadequate.

April 12, 2021

12 April 2021

Ombudsman Paul Dubé to receive Ontario Bar Association award for excellence in public sector law

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé has been named this year’s winner of the Ontario Bar Association’s Tom Marshall Award of Excellence for Public Sector Lawyers, honouring his contributions to public sector law in Ontario.

March 16, 2021

16 March 2021

Ombudsman to investigate complaints about two youth justice centre closures

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today announced that his office has launched an investigation into complaints related to the government’s abrupt closures of two youth justice centres in Kenora and Thunder Bay.