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EXPAND THE MANDATE OF THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN

In the wake of high profile scandals such as ORNGE and e-Health, the two opposition parties at Queen's Park have been systematically, deliberately and continuously praying upon the legitimate concerns of a general public who is understandably quite upset over constant reports in the media concerning senior civil servants who earn seven figure salaries and bill the hardworking taxpayer for expensive food and beverages. ...more »

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Open Government

The Ombudsman: Give That Watchdog Some Teeth

Currently Ontario's Ombudsman only has the power to embarrass City Councils, Boards and Committees that improperly make decisions behind closed doors. As a watchdog the Ombudsman can only bark. It literally takes months for the Ombudsman's Office to thoroughly investigate complaints so that the conclusions of the investigation are fair to the Municipality. That's a whole heck of a lot of resources to ensure that an actual ...more »

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Accountability -who is watching the watchdog - Ombudsman for OEB

Have an ombudsman of Ontario Energy Board, Toronto Hydro, and the Toronto Police Department. Ontario Energy Board has mandated that Toronto Hydro install smart meters … There is no ombudsman for Toronto hydro complaints, they are to be addressed by the same corporation that has mandated the actions of Toronto Hydro … This is what happens when a monopoly is given this much power …. http://stephentaylorblogging.com/?p=568 ...more »

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Expand Ombudsman Office services; reduce MPP staff

The services of the Ontario Ombudsman should be expanded to assume much of the work being done by an MPP's constituency office. Over the years the MPP office budget has grown due to many routine requests dealing with government bureaucracy. This also means that there are inconsistent levels of service across the province. Some people may not feel comfortable dealing with an MPP who does not represent their political views ...more »

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