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However, Ontario's Ombudsman is happy more things will be overseen.
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While Ontario's Ombudsman is happy there will be more areas with oversight with the Liberals new accountability legislation, there seems to be a bitter taste in his mouth.

Andre Marin would oversee municipalities, universities and school boards, while two other watchdogs would look at complaints in the healthcare sector and children's aid.

Marin says he told the premier it's as though the province's most vulnerable get a "Chevette" while others get a "Cadillac", referring to his level of expertise.

The Ombudsman says the province would review the system in a few years if it isn't working.

Marin stresses he's happy that there will be more oversight in the province.

As for how municipal oversight would work in Toronto, which already has an local ombudsman, he says it's not about who has jurisdiction over what.

Although he says he hopes people would come to him about systemic issues as opposed to broken street lights and potholes.

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While Ontario's Ombudsman is happy there will be more areas with oversight with the Liberals new accountability legislation, there seems to be a bitter taste in his mouth.

Andre Marin would oversee municipalities, universities and school boards, while two other watchdogs would look at complaints in the healthcare sector and children's aid.

Marin says he told the premier it's as though the province's most vulnerable get a "Chevette" while others get a "Cadillac", referring to his level of expertise.

The Ombudsman says the province would review the system in a few years if it isn't working.

Marin stresses he's happy that there will be more oversight in the province.

As for how municipal oversight would work in Toronto, which already has an local ombudsman, he says it's not about who has jurisdiction over what.

Although he says he hopes people would come to him about systemic issues as opposed to broken street lights and potholes.

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