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September 24, 2015

24 September 2015

Written Submission to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services - Carding

Whatever label you choose – street checks, community contacts, or carding  – the practice of police officers arbitrarily stopping individuals on the street, requesting personal identification and information, and maintaining a record of the encounter for possible future use, has increasingly come under scrutiny. Some police officials maintain that street checks may help solve and prevent crime, keeping communities safe and secure. However, critics condemn the practice as unconstitutional, discriminatory (it disproportionately impacts racialized and marginalized individuals), and destructive of community relations with and confidence in police.

May 29, 2015

29 May 2015

Speech to Ontario Association of Police Services Board

On May 29, 2015, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin spoke at the annual general meeting and spring conference for the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards, in Toronto. He highlighted some of his office's work on police-related investigations, and emphasized the importance for robust police services boards.

April 30, 2015

30 April 2015

Ombudsman speaks to Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association

Ombudsman André Marin explained what his expanded oversight will mean for school boards at the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association business seminar on April 30. He emphasized that the Ombudsman's office should be the last resort, and that we will work with local complaint mechanisms to resolve issues.

L’Ombudsman André Marin a expliqué les répercussions de l’élargissement de sa surveillance pour les conseils scolaires, lors du colloque d’entreprises de l'Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association le 30 avril. Il a souligné que son Bureau devrait être un lieu de dernier recours et qu’il travaillera avec les mécanismes locaux de plainte pour régler les problèmes.

April 21, 2015

21 April 2015

Speech / Discours chez le Club Canadien Toronto

L’Ombudsman de l'Ontario André Marin a fait une présentation au Club Canadien de Toronto le 21 avril 2015.

Ontario Ombudsman André Marin presented to the Club Canadien Toronto on April 21, 2015.