Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean to release final report before moving to Hydro One
Toronto’s outgoing Ombudsman Fiona Crean will be delivering the report on her final investigation before leaving Toronto Friday morning.
The Nov. 13 report will focus on the city’s Emergency Medical Services division, and be publicly available after 9 a.m.
It also caps Crean’s six year tenure as Toronto’s first and so far only ombudsman. Her job as defined in the City of Toronto Act was to function as an office “of last resort” to members of the public who have had difficulty interacting with the city.
Over her career, Crean has looked deep into the workings of Toronto Public Housing, the city’s water department, parking tickets procedures, city hall security, and more controversially, former Mayor Rob Ford’s office’s involvement in the public appointment process.
During council’s last term, councillors came close to not renewing Crean’s contract, but she announced her own departure earlier this year by choosing not to seek a further renewal of her contract.
Crean is moving on to be the new ombudsman for Hydro One as of Monday, Nov. 16.