CASE UPDATE - ANNUAL REPORT 2009-2010
OVERSIGHT UNSEEN – SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
On June 2, 2009, the Ombudsman informed the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) that SORT investigators would be conducting a follow-up review of the SIU’s six-month progress report in response to the Ombudsman’s 2008 report, Oversight Unseen.
The Ombudsman made 46 recommendations in the report, aimed at increasing the rigour and timeliness of the SIU’s investigations, strengthening its mandate and independence, and increasing its transparency. The review includes examination of SIU case files and documents, the applicable legislation, SIU and Ministry of the Attorney General protocols and interviews with, among others, the SIU Director, the Executive Officer, the Assistant Deputy Attorney General and several SIU investigators – full-time and “as needed.” At the time this report was written, the Ombudsman’s review was ongoing, with results to be released at a later date.