News from Ombudsman Ontario
The Ombudsman's job is to investigate complaints about provincial government organizations. Ontario's Ombudsman is an officer of the provincial legislature who is independent of the government and political parties.More information
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.
Ombudsman Ontario reports on the office's achievements, including the probe of the Special Investigations Unit and inquiries that improved newborn screening, the province's lotteries, and the property assessment system.
In releasing his second annual report, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin laments the litany of government organizations whose grandiose promises were exposed as “puffery” under his office’s scrutiny.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is in deplorable shape, says a report from Ombudsman Andre Marin.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has urged the Standing Committee on Justice Policy to delete a section of the proposed Bill 103, which shields the new Police Review Director from the scrutiny of the Ombudsman's office.
Ombudsman says Ontario government must do more to protect youngsters in care of children's aid societies
The Ontario Ombudsman warns that the provincial government is falling "far short" of its responsibility to protect young people in the care of children's aid societies and urges oversight of children's aid societies.
The ombudsman of Ontario has concluded that parents of children with severe disabilities are in crisis and being forced to give their children up to Children's Aid Societies (CAS) to obtain necessary residential care.