In a scathing 142-page report, Ontario’s ombudsman decried the “systematic government ineptitude” in oversight of unlicensed home daycares in the wake of the deaths of four children in the GTA over seven months in 2013-14.
Ontario was stunningly lax in its responsibility to provide oversight to unlicensed daycare, ombudsman Andre Marin says.
After a record 3,400 complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards and hospitals (MUSH), Ombudsman Andre Marin wants to shine a light on the sector.
The long arm of the provincial ombudsman is growing longer — Andre Marin’s office will soon have power to probe Ontarians’ complaints about how their cities and schools handle themselves. And a special patient advocate will oversee complaints about hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin supports the reintroduction of the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, but stopped short of calling the proposed legislation a home run during a news conference July 9
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin, never one to mince his words, says people under the care of Ontario’s hospitals feel they’ve been lied to. “The most vulnerable people are in hospitals and long-term care centres; these people wanted a Cadillac, and they’ve been given a Chevette,” Marin said in French during a news conference Wednesday.
The Ontario Liberals are bringing back the bill meant to demonstrate that they’d learned from the mistakes and misdeeds of Dalton McGuinty’s administration. The Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act died with the election but its provisions were central to Kathleen Wynne’s argument for why she deserved to keep power. Treasury Board President Deb Matthews reintroduced it Tuesday.
The “extreme cruelty” staff at the Ottawa jail showed an inmate with a broken leg is a sign that the province’s detention centres still have a problem, Ontario’s ombudsman said Monday.
Advocates for prisoners say the “horrific conditions” in jails such as Ottawa’s are the result of overcrowding caused by a broken bail system that desperately needs changes. “I think we really need to look at a major overhaul of the remand system in Canada and in Ontario,” said Catherine Latimer, executive director of the John Howard Society.
Complaints about wacky bills from Hydro One keep rolling in at the rate of 10 a day from customers — sometimes more in a “surge,” Ontario ombudsman André Marin said after delivering his annual report Monday. “We may have staunched the bleeding, but the patient is still critical,” added Marin.