November 29, 2019

29 November 2019

Ombudsman finds Niagara CAO hiring was "inside job"

Regional council accepts all recommendations for reform

October 31, 2019

31 October 2019

Ombudsman’s confidential report on Niagara CAO hiring to be viewed by council Nov. 14

Final report will be published after response is received, per Ombudsman Act.

October 4, 2019

4 October 2019

Hamilton committee’s out-of-town meetings to hire city manager did not violate law, Ombudsman finds

But open portion of first meeting was “illegally closed” to public.

August 15, 2019

15 August 2019

Ontario Ombudsman launches nationwide search for French Language Services Commissioner

Expert panel to assist in process; Ombudsman Dubé to act as commissioner in interim.

July 17, 2019

17 July 2019

School consolidation decision process should be redone, Ombudsman tells Near North school board

Investigation reveals meeting and details that were never made public.

June 26, 2019

26 June 2019

International language commissioners gather in Toronto: Ontario Ombudsman hosts conference on linguistic rights, June 26-27

Language commissioners, ombudsmen and language rights experts from around the world are gathered in downtown Toronto this morning for the sixth annual conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners (IALC). The conference coincides with the 50th anniversary of Canada’s Official Languages Act and the United Nations’ declaration of 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages.

June 25, 2019

25 June 2019

2018-2019 Annual Report: Ombudsman records one of “busiest years” in office’s history

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today reported on an historic year in which his office handled a 30% surge in complaints and saw its mandate expanded for the second time in four years.

May 1, 2019

1 May 2019

Ombudsman can now take complaints about children’s aid societies and French language services

Cases and investigations to be handled by two new specialized units.

April 12, 2019

12 April 2019

Ombudsman prepares for expanded oversight of child protection and French language services

New organizational chart, new funding for new responsibilities.

April 5, 2019

5 April 2019

Ombudsman releases plan for new French language services unit

New oversight of French language services and child protection begins May 1.

March 15, 2019

15 March 2019

Ombudsman to host international language conference June 26-27

(TORONTO – March 15, 2019) – Join Ombudsman Paul Dubé, as well as ombudsmen, language commissioners and language rights experts from around the world at a conference in June discussing the protection and promotion of linguistic minorities.

February 28, 2019

28 February 2019

Statement by Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé on segregation of inmates and Adam Capay case

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today released the following statement in light of the release of Justice John Fregau’s decision to stay proceedings against Adam Capay, the 26-year-old man who spent more than four years in solitary confinement (segregation) awaiting trial in Thunder Bay and Kenora.

February 21, 2019

21 February 2019

Ombudsman releases first plans for new child and youth mandate

New units will handle oversight of child protection and French language services.

January 25, 2019

25 January 2019

Ombudsman releases new tools to promote municipal transparency

Open meeting guide and digital case digest reflect decade of reports