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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Ombudsman Oversight Bill

Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin,
bulldog for
accountable government,
will have power to
investigate hospitals
if proposed bill becomes law.
A new effort has been launched to give the Ontario Ombudsman power to independently oversee and investigate hospitals across the province. Please support this campaign!

On November 9 at Queen's Park, NDP MPP Rosario Marchese will hold a press conference to announce his private member's bill to amend the Ombudsman Act to include hospitals, Children's Aid Societies, and other government institutions.

Currently, Ontario is the only province with self-policing hospitals and it is costing us, in unreported deaths and injuries. The government has turned down the Ombudsman's intervention before, so let's hope this time the bill passes. That way, if you or your loved one gets hurt while under medical care, you'll have a bulldog on your side.

What: Press Conference to Announce Ombudsman Oversight Bill
When: Tuesday, November 9th, from 10 AM to 1 PM
Where: Queen's Park, Toronto

For more information, please contact:
Sasha Tregebov @office of MPP Rosario Marchese: 416-325-9092
Sheila White @office of MPP Andrea Horwath: 416-325-2777

1 comment:

  1. Canadian Patient Safety Week is November 1-5. Getting Ombudsman oversight would be a great way to celebrate next year, don't you think?