OTTAWA, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario Ombudsman André Marin will be the feature speaker at a public event to be held April 22. He will present his Office's latest findings on the province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and how the government has failed to adequately support it in providing strong oversight of police in Ontario.
Mr. Marin, who will receive the Ontario Bar Association Award for Distinguished Service on April 26th, appeared in a 2011 segment of the national investigative journalism program, W5, which examined whether the SIU was a 'toothless tiger'.
Co-moderators for this event are Ms. Karen Reid and Mr. Jean Richer, each a senior member of the Ottawa criminal defence bar.
The event, sponsored by the Civil Liberties Association-National Capital Region, will be held Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at the Main Branch Auditorium of the Ottawa Public Library, corner of Laurier Ave. and Metcalfe St., from 2:00-4:00 p.m. There is no charge for this event.
For further information:
Randal Marlin, CLA-NCR Director, Academic