Another Ontario Ombudsman Probe

Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin

The Ontario Ombudsman confirms his office is once again investigating complaints about another meeting involving London City Council.

Andre Marin’s probe focuses on a dinner June 24, after Joni Baechler was sworn in as mayor and Russ Monteith was chosen as her successor as councillor for Ward 5. Councillors were notified by email on Thursday afternoon.

Marin is familiar with London council, having previously investigated two off-site dinners attended by councillors and finding one violated municipal rules.  He investigated a 2012 councillor lunch at the Harmony Buffet and decided the optics were poor but there was no rule violation. In 2013 he decided that a lunch gathering at Billy T’s did violate the municipal act.

You can find background on that investigation and the findings HERE.