(TORONTO, September 13, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has accepted a personal apology from the Durham Regional Police Service detective responsible for sending him hateful Twitter messages on August 8 via an account set up in a fellow officer’s name.
(Toronto, August 28, 2013) – Today, for the first time since I alerted the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) about hateful tweets directed at me by one of their members on August 8, the DRPS provided my office with concrete information exonerating the officer whose name was attached to the offending Twitter account.
TORONTO (August 26, 2013) – On August 8, just prior to my press conference announcing an investigation into provincial direction to police services in de-escalation of conflict situations, my office became aware of an abusive Twitter account. The account featured a series of hateful, malicious and bigoted messages personally directed at me.
TORONTO (August 16, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin now has the jurisdiction to investigate complaints about Anson General Hospital in Iroquois Falls, following the provincial government’s appointment of a supervisor for the hospital.
TORONTO (August 8, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced he will conduct a systemic investigation into the direction provided to police by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for de-escalating conflict situations.
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will hold a news conference to announce the result of his latest case assessment on Thursday, August 8 at 1 p.m.
TORONTO (August 6, 2013) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has been named one of the country’s top lawyers in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s annual “Top 25 Most Influential” list. Compiled from votes by the public and among the legal profession, with input from the magazine’s editors, “the Top 25 is about a level of respect, the ability to influence public opinion, and help shape the laws of this country,” the magazine says.
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.