UPDATE: Ombudsman report reveals more road safety questions, Hydro One complaints

Ministry of Transportation still hasn't fixed ghost license issue.

The Ministry of Transportation still hasn't fixed a glitch that could leaves convicted drunk drivers with a valid license.

The annual report by Ontario's Ombudsman reveals there's still a problem with "ghost drivers' licenses" in the province.

Andre Marin first revealed the issue in 2012, but this report states there's still a potential to public safety.

When someone is convicted or issued a fine a "master license" is created. If there are spelling mistakes or incorrect information entered, it doesn't link up to your drivers license record already in the system, so a duplicate is made.

The ministry is still reviewing the issue.

Marin also updates the investigation into Hydro One billing practises. He notes there have been 7,900 complaints because of over-billing or receiving no bills at all. He says the number keeps going up.

An investigation was launched in February after multiple customer complaints.

The ombudsman reveals he will release his report on unlicensed daycares later this summer after multiple deaths reported

Marin's office received a 37 per cent increase of complaints compared to last year. He attributes the rise to the Hydro One investigation.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 06/23/2014 12:26 PM
    1.>Not surprised...
    2.>Not impressed...
    3.>Never trusted automatic payments- as per Exhibit "a"
  2. Karl Burgin's Neighbour posted on 06/23/2014 01:00 PM
    Very insightful as usual, Karl.

  3. john posted on 06/23/2014 04:48 PM
    There won't be a chance in hell these lying Lieberals will fix a dam thing. Hydro will keep going up up and away, while drunk drivers will get rewarded with lower rates and teachers will want a shortened January to April schedule and the lazy postal workers will want to drop your mail at the curb. Four more years of hell on earth with the wicked old witch herself.
    1. Fact Provider posted on 06/23/2014 07:59 PM
      @john Nice post moron.

      Hydro is provincial - and the mess began with Bill Davis and was really screwed up by Harris (both of them - Conservatives)

      The post office is federal.

      Get a clue.
      Get an education.
      Get a speller.

      Get a life !!
    2. Harris Left Office In 2002 posted on 06/23/2014 08:16 PM
      @Fact Provider Everything is Mike Harris's fault! Never mind that the Liberals have had twelve years to fix any damage he supposedly caused, never mind that the Liberals are responsible for our soaring hydro rates, never mind that the Liberals have wasted millions on half-cocked green energy programs rather than taking the time to properly research suitable sites for wind power generators.

      Nope, totally Harris. Also Harris's fault: soda that goes flat too quickly, ice cream headaches, spinach that gets caught in your teeth.
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