Ontario Ombudsman André Marin is disappointed, let down by a government that has promised changes, but has not delivered.
The independent oversight office is tasked with keeping the government and services in line, with protecting the little guy. But even when it gets results, changes are slow coming.
A report from the Ombudsman’s Office released on Tuesday outlines the issues Marin and his staff have faced this year. One key piece of frustration is his lack of jurisdiction, primarily in the healthcare sector.
More on that later. There is something else in the report that could make hair stand on end.
Marin confirmed on Tuesday that a questionable law enacted to give Ontario police additional powers during Toronto's G20 Summit in 2010 is still on the books.
The Public Works Protection Act, an ancient law resurrected (and more than a few would add, abused) by the province before the summit and its corresponding protests hit downtown Toronto, was supposed to come off the books. Alas, not yet.Read More »from Ontario’s overzealous G20 policing law still on books: ombudsman