Oct 30, 2012
By Michael Kramer
Toronto’s ombudsman will soon find out whether she will continue in her job for another five years.
Fiona Crean’s contract is up for renewal and today’s vote is part of a regular review process that occurs at the end of the ombudsman’s fourth year.
Mayor Rob Ford says rumours that he is looking to get rid of Crean are false – despite the fact she has been critical of the mayor recently.
Crean released a report stating that Ford inappropriately interfered in the political appointments process at city hall.
The ombudsman position was created under the City of Toronto Act to make sure that residents have an impartial place to seek resolution of city matters.