September 13, 2022

13 September 2022

Ombudsman closes file on contentious 2016 chief administrative officer hiring

Niagara Region implemented all 16 recommendations from J. Paul Dubé’s report

August 15, 2022

15 August 2022

Teaching police how to handle people in crisis (The Star)

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé has renewed his call for standardized and mandatory training for police officers in deescalation for dealing with people in crisis.

August 10, 2022

10 August 2022

Correctional facilities remains top source of complaints to Ontario Ombudsman (QP Briefing)

Inmates in Ontario jails were only allowed to leave their cells for 30 minutes a day during lockdowns, according to Ontario’s annual Ombudsman report.

August 10, 2022

10 August 2022

Ombudsman calls out Ontario for 'painfully slow' progress on police de-escalation training (CBC News)

Paul Dubé says he’s considering second investigation if he doesn’t see progress.

May 4, 2022

4 May 2022

Ombudsman finds 'deficiencies' in closures of youth jail programs in Northern Ontario (Law Times)

Ontario 'deliberately avoided transparency' in planning and implementing closures: Ombudsman report

April 27, 2022

27 April 2022

Ombudsman report details failures by province in handling closure of youth detention facilities (

The Ontario Ombudsman released a report that includes 16 recommendations after finding the provincial government’s plan and implementation to close two Northern Ontario youth custody and detention programs lacked transparency, communication, and consultation with Indigenous groups and communities

April 26, 2022

26 April 2022

Ontario’s ‘secrecy’ when closing youth jails hurt Indigenous teens, ombud finds (The Star)

Provincial government officials “deliberately avoided transparency” when they abruptly closed two youth jails in northern Ontario last year, leaving staff in the dark while failing to consider the best interests of the Indigenous youth who had to be suddenly transferred, Ontario’s Ombudsman concluded on Tuesday.

April 26, 2022

26 April 2022

Ontario ombudsman's report details flawed closures of youth justice programs in northwest (CBC)

The government was wrong and unreasonable in how it closed custody and detention programs at youth justice facilities in Ontario's northwest region last year, the provincial ombudsman has concluded.

March 31, 2022

31 March 2022

Laurentian University violated French Language Services Act when it cut programs: report (CBC)

The Sudbury university eliminated 29 French-language programs in April 2021

March 31, 2022

31 March 2022

Laurentian program cuts violated French Language Services Act, commissioner finds (

Commissioner Kelly Burke found Laurentian University, Ministry of Francophone Affairs and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities failed to meet their obligations under the legislation

March 31, 2022

31 March 2022

Laurentian neglected obligations under French Language Services Act, says language commissioner (CTV)

A new report says Laurentian University, the Ministry of Francophone Affairs and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities neglected their obligations under the law when French language programs were cut.

January 10, 2022

10 January 2022

Ontario Ombudsman's French Language Services Unit develops tool to assess French-language services (Law Times)

Fairness, logistics, services, and communication are tool standards