May 2016
Ombudsman Launches First Systemic Municipal Investigation

2016-05-26 6:08:09 PM

The Ontario Ombudsman is launching his first systemic investigation of a municipality, since gaining the authority to do so on January 1st, 2016. Yesterday the Ombudsman announced that his office will be conducting an investigation of the City of Brampton's procurement practices, with a special focus on purchasing by-laws, policies and procedures regarding non-competitive procurement. In February Brampton's city council passed a motion requesting an investigation by the Ombudsman. Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, expanded the Ombudsman's mandate to include municipalities. For more: News Release: Ombudsman to Investigate Brampton Procurement Practices 


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