News from Ombudsman Ontario
The Ontario Ombudsman has urged Correctional Services to abolish the practice of placing inmates indefinitely in segregation and develop alternatives to protect the rights of the vulnerable.
The new law, passed in December 2014 with staggered dates for implementation, extends Ombudsman scrutiny to the broader public sector for the first time in the office's 40-year history.
The Ontario Ombudsman has announced he will investigate the direction given police by the Community Safety and Correctional Services for de-escalating conflict situations.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has announced he will conduct an investigation into how the Ministry of Education responds to complaints and concerns relating to unlicensed daycare providers.
The Ontario government has tabled legislation to replace the controversial Public Works Protection Act, as first recommended by the Ontario Ombudsman in his report, "Caught in the Act."
Ontario Ombudsman to investigate province's services for adults with developmental disabilities in crisis
Several desperate families have complained their loved ones risked being sent to homeless shelters or jail because there was nowhere to care for them.
The Ontario Ombudsman's annual report says that with respect to the MUSH sector - municipalities, universities, school boards, hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, police, and children's aid societies - its authority is the most limited in Canada.