[39] Bill 4 Original (PDF)

Bill 4 2010

An Act to amend the Ombudsman Act

Note: This Act amends the Ombudsman Act.  For the legislative history of the Act, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History at

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

   1.  Section 4 of the Ombudsman Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Term of office

   4.  (1)  The term of office of the Ombudsman is 10 years and a person is not eligible to be appointed to more than one term of office.


   (2)  The Ombudsman continues to hold office after the expiry of his or her term of office until a successor is appointed.


   (3)  The Ombudsman may be removed from office for cause, before the expiry of his or her term of office, by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on the address of the Assembly.


   2.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   3.  The short title of this Act is the Ombudsman Amendment Act, 2010.



Currently, under the Ombudsman Act, the Ombudsman's term of office is five years and the Ombudsman may be reappointed for further terms. The Bill amends the Act to provide that the term of office is 10 years and to prohibit reappointment.