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Ombudsman Oversight Bill

October 30, 2010 permalink

On Tuesday November 9 there will be a press conference to announce a bill providing for Ombudsman oversight over Ontario's children's aid societies. MPP Rosario Marchese will introduce the bill in the legislature a few days later.

Attending this event shows support for the bill. The press will be there, so business attire is best.



New date of November 9th for MPP Marchese’s press conference

There has been a change of plan for the timing of MPP Rosario Marchese’s upcoming press conference due to an emerging scheduling conflict with November 4th debates in the Legislature that could detract from the bill’s press coverage.

The new date of MPP Marchese’s press conference to announce his comprehensive Ombudsman’s oversight bill is Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 10 a.m., in the Media Studio at Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley St. West.

The bill represents a complete overhaul of the Ombudsman’s Act to allow investigations into child welfare and protection, health care facilities and hospitals, school boards and municipalities.

MPP Marchese hopes to have a good turnout of bill supporters and media for the press conference, to which all are welcome.

To confirm or to obtain more information, please contact Sheila White, Executive Assistant to MPP Andrea Horwath, at 416-325-2777, (, or lead organizer Sasha Tregebov in MPP Marchese’s office at 416-325-9092, .

Introduction of the bill will occur the following week.

Source: email from Sheila White