The Ontario government has replaced the infamous G20 law blamed for mass searches and arrests with legislation that empowers police to demand identification and search vehicles without a warrant on courthouse property.
A private member’s bill would give the Ontario auditor general and ombudsman the power to look into Tarion, the private corporation created by the government to protect new homebuyers.
Ombudsman André Marin is eager to flex his new legislative muscles.
Hydro smart meters and the MaRS loan are expected to be hot topics when Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk releases her annual report Tuesday.
Questionable behaviour has spurred calls for province to demand more accountability from municipal governments, but some cities are pushing back against the move.
“What could be more pressing, more urgent, than protecting children?”
That’s the question Ontario Ombudsman André Marin asked with the release last week of his highly anticipated report Careless About Child Care, which investigates unlicensed daycare in the province.
If there’s one lesson to be learned from Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin’s report into unlicensed daycare centres released last week, it’s this.
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.