TORONTO (July 31, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has directed his staff to conduct a case assessment to determine whether or not an investigation is warranted in the wake of the recent Toronto Police shooting of Sammy Yatim.
TORONTO (July 16, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today urged the provincial government to make better use of his "multipurpose" office in untapped areas of oversight, and address "unfinished business" arising from his recent investigations.
TORONTO (July 15, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced he will conduct a systemic investigation into how the Ministry of Education responds to complaints and concerns relating to unlicensed daycare providers.
TORONTO (July 12, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has directed staff to conduct a case assessment to determine whether or not an investigation is warranted in relation to the recent death of a child in a home-based daycare in Vaughan.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will release his annual report for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Tuesday, July 16 – at an 11 a.m. news conference in the Queen’s Park Media Studio. The report reviews the accomplishments of the Ombudsman’s Office in the past year and updates recent and ongoing investigations.
(TORONTO – June 20, 2013) In his latest report, released on June 11, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin revealed systemic problems with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services’ treatment of the use of excessive force in correctional institutions, which he said are troubled by a pervasive “code of silence” that has been festering for years.
(TORONTO – June 11, 2013) Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today called on the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to crack the pervasive “code of silence” under which some guards in the province’s correctional institutions use excessive force against inmates and conspire to cover it up.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has been shortlisted as one of the nominees for Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. Online voting for the Top 25 is open until June 3 and results will be announced in August.
TORONTO (March 19, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin announced today that he will not conduct an investigation into the province’s decision to end its Slots at Racetracks program.
(TORONTO, March 8, 2012) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced a formal investigation into complaints that members of London city council held an improper in camera meeting at a local restaurant on February 23. The Ombudsman’s office received 60 complaints that the gathering might have violated the open meeting requirements of the Municipal Act.