Ombudsman Ontario

Ombudsman Ontario

October 14, 2009 13:58 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin to Address Economic Club of Canada on Accountability of Ontario Agencies

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2009) - Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin has been invited by the Economic Club of Canada to deliver a speech on "The ABCs of Rebuilding Public Trust: Restoring Accountability to Ontario's Agencies."

When: Thursday, October 15, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Marriott Eaton Centre

In the wake of spending scandals at e-Health, OLG and other agencies, Mr. Marin will address how problems start in government bodies and the challenges faced by government in restoring public trust when they go awry. As the province's ombudsman, Mr. Marin's investigations have sparked widespread reforms, from the lottery system to property assessment to newborn screening, affecting millions of Ontarians.     

His speech is the central event of "Good Governance Week" in Ontario – part of a nationwide celebration Oct. 12-16 to raise the awareness of the role of ombudsmen, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the first parliamentary ombudsman, established in Sweden in 1809.

His speech is the central event of "Good Governance Week" in Ontario – part of a nationwide celebration Oct. 12-16 to raise the awareness of the role of ombudsmen, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the first parliamentary ombudsman, established in Sweden in 1809.

For ticket purchase and registration information, go to "Events" at: www.ecot.ca.

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