Your municipal council members may be holding illegal closed session meetings and if you formally complain, the investigation that follows may not be accurate.
Eleven of 49 municipal meetings investigated by Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin last year were found to have illegally excluded members of the public.
Municipal councils in Ontario should face consequences when they ignore the law that requires most of their meetings be public, ombudsman Andre Marin said Tuesday as he accused some politicians of "twisting the rules."
Ombudsman André Marin says the increase has been sparked by the bill giving the watchdog expanded oversight over municipalities, universities and school boards.
Two years after the provincial ombudsman issued a call for action on operational stress injuries among police in Ontario, a Queen's University professor is helping conduct a comprehensive survey on the topic.
The Toronto South Detention Centre’s health-care units remain unopened after almost a year of the jail’s operation, with sick inmates ending up in segregation.
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.
Questionable behaviour has spurred calls for province to demand more accountability from municipal governments, but some cities are pushing back against the move.