TORONTO (September 8, 2011) - Ontario Ombudsman André Marin has been awarded the Order of Merit by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section.
TORONTO (August 31, 2011) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin now has the jurisdiction to investigate complaints about Niagara Health System, following the provincial government’s appointment of a supervisor for the institution.
TORONTO (August 16, 2011) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced a systemic investigation into how the province deals with the use of excessive force against inmates by Ontario jail guards, sparked by numerous complaints that such incidents are being covered up or ignored.
TORONTO, CANADA (July 15, 2011): André Marin, the Ombudsman of Ontario, today announced the fifth annual course for administrative investigators. SHARPENING YOUR TEETH: Advanced Investigative Training for Administrative Watchdogs will take place at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto from November 28-30, 2011.
TORONTO (June 21, 2011) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today called on the government of Ontario to embrace the worldwide trend toward open government, noting that many of his investigations of government organizations revealed a lack of transparency and accountability to Ontarians.
TORONTO (June 10, 2011) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today thanked the Ministries of Transportation and Health and Long-Term Care for acting on his recommendations and committing to regulate the industry that handles non-emergency transportation of hundreds of thousands of patients every year.
TORONTO (May 12, 2011) - Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today suspended his investigation into the province’s limited funding of Herceptin, after the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care decided it would fund the drug for patients with breast cancer tumours of one centimetre in diameter or less.
TORONTO (April 7, 2011) – The Ministry of the Attorney General today released recommendations by the Honourable Patrick LeSage regarding the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
Ontario Ombudsman André Marin is currently investigating the Ministry’s implementation of the recommendations in his 2008 report, Oversight Unseen, concerning his investigation into SIU’s operational effectiveness and credibility.
TORONTO (March 31, 2011) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced he is launching an investigation into how the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) deals administratively with operational stress injuries (OSI) among its members. He will also investigate the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services’ administrative processes relating to OSI in police services across Ontario.
TORONTO (March 18, 2011) – Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced an investigation into the provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s decision not to provide funding for the drug Herceptin for breast cancer patients whose tumours are less than one centimetre in diameter.