October 27, 2016
27 October 2016
Submission to the Independent Police Oversight Review
Since 1974, police oversight in Ontario has been the subject of more than a dozen reviews, generating hundreds of recommendations for reform. In response, successive governments have introduced legislative amendments aimed at enhancing independent oversight of police. However, finding the right balance between effective policing and public accountability has proven elusive. Today, Ontario’s oversight system continues to attract criticism that threatens to undermine public confidence in policing.
September 14, 2016
14 September 2016
All you need to know if the Ombudsman calls
Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé spoke at the Ontario East Municipal Conference in Kingston on September 14, discussing the Office's oversight of municipalities.
August 18, 2016
18 August 2016
A win-win-win: How the Ombudsman can help you
Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé gave the keynote address at the Summer Leadership Conference for the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation in Ottawa on August 18, discussing his Office's oversight of school boards and universities.
June 2, 2016
2 June 2016
Ombudsman 101: Oversight of School Boards
On June 2, 2016, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé spoke to delegates of the Ontario College of Teachers during their Annual Meeting, in Toronto.
May 9, 2016
9 May 2016
Segregation: Not an Isolated Problem
No matter what you call it – segregation, solitary confinement, isolation, or separation – the practice of confining inmates to a cell, alone, for 22 hours or more a day for prolonged periods has increasingly come under fire.
May 6, 2016
6 May 2016
Ombudsman Oversight: Are You Prepared?
On May 6, 2016, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé spoke to delegates at the 63rd annual Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference in Goderich.
March 23, 2016
23 March 2016
Working in Partnership to Transform Public Services
On February 25, Steve Orsini, Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Ontario Public Service, discussed the value of ombudsman oversight at a one-day forum about the expansion of the Ombudsman's oversight into municipalities and school boards.
February 23, 2016
23 February 2016
The Value of Ombudsman Oversight
On February 23, Acting Ombudsman Barbara Finlay discussed the value of Ombudsman oversight during the annual joint conference for the Ontario Good Roads Association and Rural Ontario Municipal Association in Toronto.