Ontario ombudsman highlights lack of oversight of public health units

Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:20PM EDT TORONTO – Local public health units, which have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, lack independent oversight, Ontario’s ombudsman said Tuesday, calling on the province address the issue as soon as possible. Paul Dube released

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Audit to test federal government on oversight of student-loans program

OTTAWA — Canada’s auditor general is examining how the government manages billions of dollars in the Canada Student Loans program, and whether it’s helping students be smarter about their financial decisions, newly disclosed documents show. The audit, expected by April, will look at how efficiently two departments involved in the

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New law narrows scope of mandatory police oversight investigations

TORONTO — Ontario has a new police services act, as a bill that dismantled some changes by the previous Liberal government passed today. The new law narrows the scope of mandatory investigations carried out by the province’s primary police watchdog. The Special Investigations Unit’s mandate had been to investigate

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