Toronto's Ombudsman Hangs on to Job
Toronto's Ombudsman gets to keep her job for another few years.
Council voted 41-3 to extend Fiona Crean's term to 2015. Mayor Rob Ford calls the move a compromise, given many councillors wanted to keep her on until 2018 and he didn't want her contract renewed.
Crean’s contract was slated to expire in November 2013.
This comes after Crean released a report on the city's civic appointments committee earlier this month which revealed there was interference from the Mayor's office in the process. Her investigation showed the public appointments policy wasn't followed.
Ford maintains his view has nothing to do the report, claiming 10 years would be too long for an accountability officer to hold office.
His critics however call this political interference. Councillor Gord Perks says it's like telling Crean she's on probation for the new few years. Perks says that's not how you guarantee there will be fair treatment from the public service, which is underlines is the ombudsman's job.