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December 29, 2015

29 December, 2015

New year, new era for municipal oversight in Ontario (Municipal World)

On January 1, 2016, citizens of Ontario will finally be able to bring their municipal complaints to their provincial Ombudsman. For readers in B.C., New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Yukon, this won’t seem like news – their ombudsmen have long had jurisdiction over municipalities, dealing with complaints about everything from misuse of public funds to bylaw changes.

June 20, 2015

20 June, 2015

Andre Marin goes to school: Guest Commentary (The Toronto Sun)

Forgive me for saying this on the first day of summer, but some of us are already getting ready for back-to-school season.

January 5, 2015

5 January, 2015

Bill 8 good news for Ontarians: Ombudsman Andre Marin (Toronto Sun)

The mood was festive at Queen’s Park when Bill 8, the MPP and Public Sector Accountability and Transparency Act was passed Dec. 9.

January 5, 2015

5 January, 2015

Marin: Public officials not obliged to be abused on Twitter (London Free Press)

Prof. Erika Simpson, in the Dec. 20 Forum Public pay, public scrutiny, raises some serious issues in writing about her Western University colleague Andrew Sancton, who was aggrieved when I temporarily blocked him on Twitter.