Ombudsman Ontario

Ombudsman Ontario

March 04, 2008 14:08 ET

Ombudsman to Investigate Province's Protection of New Homeowners

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin has informed the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services that he intends to investigate how the Ministry represents itself to the public regarding its relationship with the Tarion Warranty Corporation.

The investigation will also examine the degree of consumer protection new homeowners can expect to receive from the Ministry. The Ombudsman does not have the jurisdiction to investigate Tarion itself, as it is a private corporation.

The investigation will be conducted by the Special Ombudsman Response Team, which has already conducted an assessment of complaints received from a number of homeowners. Members of the public who have complaints or information relevant to this investigation are welcome to contact the Ombudsman's Office at 1-800-263-1830 or online at www.ombudsman.on.ca.

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