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CONCERNED ABOUT POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY?


The Review has now concluded and the final report was submitted to the Attorney General on March 31, 2017.

I want to take this time opportunity to personally thank everyone who participated in this process. Your contributions have been invaluable. I am very hopeful that your input will result in a more transparent, accountable and effective civilian oversight system in Ontario.

Sincerely,

The Honourable Justice Michael H. Tulloch
Independent Reviewer

Click here to read the Report of the Independent Police Oversight Review
HTML PDF eBOOK

To request an IPOR report, please contact: webpubont@ontario.ca

To request an SIU report, please contact:

SIUreportrequest@ontario.ca

To request information about the consultations, please contact:

ATRDConsultations@ontario.ca

All other questions, please contact:

attorneygeneral@ontario.ca

CONNECT WITH US

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ARCHIVE


In case you missed them, you can watch our past consultations below.
Public Consultation at the Jamaican Canadian Association, Toronto

September 14, 2016

Consultation publique au Jamaican Canadian Association

le 14 septembre, 2016

Public Consultation at Tropicana Community Services

September 15, 2016

Public Consultation in
Thunder Bay

September 28, 2016

Public Consultation in Brampton

October 4, 2016

Public Consultation in Mississauga

October 5, 2016

Public Consultation in Ottawa

October 26, 2016

Consultation publique à Ottawa

le 26 octobre, 2016

Public Consultation in Ajax

November 1, 2016

Public Consultation in Hamilton

November 8, 2016

Consultation publique à Hamilton

le 8 novembre, 2016

Public Consultation at Toronto Metro Hall

November 10, 2016

Public Consultation in Windsor

November 15, 2016

Public Consultation in London

November 16, 2016

Public Consultation in Kingston

November 22, 2016

Public Consultation in Oshawa

November 24, 2016

Public Consultation in Thornhill

November 30, 2016

Public Consultations in Kitchener

December 1, 2016

The Honourable Justice Michael H. Tulloch delivers report to Government of Ontario

April 6, 2017

L'honorable juge Michael H. Tulloch remet son rapport au gouvernement de l'Ontario

le 6 avril, 2016

OUR MISSION & MANDATE


Our team is undertaking a full and independent review of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC). The purpose of this review, as outlined in the Order in Council, is to:

Make recommendations on how to enhance the transparency and accountability of the police oversight bodies while preserving fundamental rights.

Ensure the police oversight bodies are effective and have clear mandates. 

Reduce overlap and inefficiencies between these bodies.

Read the full order in council for the Review, which outlines the complete mandate.
ORDER IN COUNCIL

HAVE YOUR SAY


Thank you to all who came out to our public consultations. Please see below for all of the places that we visited.

SEP
14

Jamaican Canadian Association
995 Arrow Rd., North York
6:00pm - 8:00pm

SEP
15

Tropicana Community Services
1385 Huntingwood Dr., Scarborough
6:00pm - 8:00pm

SEP
22

For Youth Initiative
1652 Keele St., Toronto
6:00pm - 8:00pm

SEP
28

Best Western Nor’Wester Hotel
2080 Hwy 61, Thunder Bay
6:00pm - 8:00pm

OCT
4

Loafer’s Lake Recreational Centre
30 Loafer’s Lake Lane, Brampton
6:00pm - 8:00pm

OCT
5

Meadowvale Community Centre, Auditorium 1
6655 Glen Erin Dr, Mississauga
6:00pm - 8:00pm

OCT
6

Cambrian Student Life Centre
Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
1400 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury
6:00pm - 8:00pm

OCT
26

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health,
Cultural Gathering Space
299 Montreal Road, Ottawa
6:00pm - 8:00pm

NOV
1

McLean Community Centre, Banquet Hall
95 Magill Drive, Ajax
6:00pm - 8:00pm

NOV
8

Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton Room
Central Library, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton
6:00pm - 8:00pm

NOV
10

Metro Hall, Room 308
55 John Street, Toronto
6:00pm - 8:00pm

NOV
15

University of Windsor, Vanier Hall, 401 Sunset Ave,
Windsor, ON
6:00pm - 8:00pm

NOV
16

Brescia University College, Auditorium
1285 Western Road, London
6:00pm - 8:00pm

NOV
22

Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge
St. Lawrence Room, Ballroom A
7 Earl Street, Kingston
6:00pm - 8:00pm

NOV
24

Civic Recreation Complex, Bobby Orr Room
99 Thornton Rd S, Oshawa
6:00pm - 8:00pm

NOV
30

North Thornhill Community Centre, Rooms A/B
300 Pleasant Ridge Avenue, Thornhill
6:00pm - 8:00pm

DEC
1

The Aud, Subscriber's Lounge
400 East Avenue, Kitchener
6:00pm - 8:00pm

THE HONOURABLE MICHAEL H. TULLOCH

INDEPENDENT REVIEWER

Justice Michael H. Tulloch was appointed a judge with the Ontario Court of Appeal in June 2012. Prior to his appointment with the Ontario Court of Appeal, he was appointed as a judge to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 2003 and presided in the Central Western Region of Ontario. Throughout his judicial career, he has presided over all types of cases and conducted numerous civil and criminal jury trials, summary conviction appeals, and divisional court appeals.

Justice Tulloch attended York University in Toronto, and Osgoode Hall Law School. After graduating from law school in 1989, he became an assistant Crown Attorney in 1991, and later worked as a private defence lawyer. He has served as a special prosecuting agent of the Canadian Department of Justice, and participated in a number of reviews and commissions including the Ontario Government Review of Civilian Oversight on Policing, the Review of the Ontario Legal Aid Plan and the Criminal Code Review.

REVIEW TEAM


Meet the people behind the Review
Hilary Blain - Executive Director

Hilary Blain

Hilary Blain has been working for the Ontario Public Service in various senior policy positions since 2006, at ministries including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and Ministry of the Attorney General. Ms. Blain earned her Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Guelph, her L.L.B. from Western University and her L.L.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Jamie C. Klukach - Senior Counsel

Jamie C. Klukach

Jamie C. Klukach has been counsel at the Crown Law Office – Criminal (Attorney General of Ontario) since her call to the bar in 1989. She practices exclusively in the area of criminal law with focus on appellate litigation. She is the Criminal Law Division and community contact on hate crime. She is actively involved in continuing legal education and has been an adjunct faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2000, teaching courses in criminal procedure, sexual offences, evidence and the law of homicide. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto and her LL.B. at the University of Western Ontario.

Danielle Robitaille - Senior Counsel

Danielle Robitaille

Danielle Robitaille is a partner at Henein Hutchison LLP. She practices in the areas of criminal, regulatory and disciplinary litigation at both the trial and appellate level. Ms. Robitaille earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto and her LL.B. at Dalhousie University. She was admitted to the bar in 2007.

Jodie-Lynn Waddilove - Senior Counsel

Jodie-Lynn Waddilove

Jodie-Lynn Waddilove is an Anishinabe (Ojibway) and Luunape (Delaware) lawyer from the Munsee-Delaware Nation. She joins the Review from the Ministry of the Attorney General, Aboriginal Justice Division. Previously she served as Counsel within other Divisions in the Ministry of the Attorney General and in private practice. Ms. Waddilove earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario; her Masters Degree from the University of Sheffield in England and her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2004 and the Alberta bar in 2006. She has also served as an elected Councillor for her First Nation.

Matthew Parker - Counsel

Mathew Parker

Matthew Parker joins the Review from the Department of Justice, having previously worked in private practice at a large law firm and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Matthew is a graduate of Queen’s University and Harvard University. He was called to the bar in 2013 and is admitted to practice law in Ontario and New York.

Justin Reid - Counsel

Justin Reid

Justin Reid graduated from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. While at Windsor Law, he served as editor-in-chief of the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. He also worked on a project that promoted access to justice in the Palestinian areas. Following his call to the bar in 2015, Justin clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario for Chief Justice Strathy, Justice Rouleau, and Justice Tulloch before joining the Review.

Christine Mainville - Counsel

Christine Mainville

Christine Mainville is a lawyer with Henein Hutchison LLP. She represents clients in criminal, extradition and regulatory proceedings, in both English and French. Christine has appeared at all level of courts in both Ontario and Quebec, as well as in the Supreme Court of Canada. She completed her law degree at McGill University, and obtained a master’s degree in Comparative Criminal Law from the Université de Paris I (Panthéon – Sorbonne). She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. Christine was called to the Quebec Bar in 2007 and the bar of Ontario in 2011.

Danielle Dowdy - Senior Strategic Initiatives Lead

Danielle Dowdy

Danielle Dowdy is a business professional with extensive experience areas of strategic planning, community development and youth employment. Passionate about community service, she has spent over 20 years working across communities in a variety of community organizations. She’s presently on secondment from the Toronto Police Service, where she works as an Analyst with the Community Safety Command. She has worked in several areas of the Service including Human Resources, Staff Planning & Community Mobilization, and Diversity Management & Inclusion. A graduate of York University, Danielle holds an Honours BA in Economics.

Pamela E. B. Grant - Facilitator & Strategic Advisor

Pamela E. B. Grant

Pamela Grant is a seasoned executive leader and community advocate with an eclectic professional and volunteer background in Canada and internationally. Her career spans nearly 35 years in diverse leadership roles in the private, public and social service sectors. She is known for her expertise in and passion for transforming systems, through collaboration and partnerships, to bring about positive outcomes for racialized communities, women, youth, newcomers and other equity-seeking groups. She recently returned to her native Guyana as a Cuso International volunteer advisor to the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Cuso Guyana on youth entrepreneurship.

Peter Rehak - Communications Consultant

Peter Rehak

Peter Rehak has used his wide-ranging experience in journalism and television production in the service of public inquiries, including the Walkerton Inquiry, the Independent SARS Commission, the Ipperwash Inquiry, the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiries, the Pediatric Forensic Pathology Inquiry, the Mississauga Inquiry and the Elliot Lake Inquiry.

Chioma Ijioma - Senior Policy Advisor

Chioma Ijioma

Chioma Ijioma joined the Ontario Public Service in 2006 and has since accumulated extensive work experience in policy development, program and project management, and business and fiscal planning through positions in the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of Government Services (now Treasury Board Secretariat), Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Ms. Ijioma holds a B.Eng. in Communications Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in Nigeria and an M.Eng. in Engineering Management from the University of Ottawa.

Breanna Anderson - Office Coordinator & Scheduler

Breanna Anderson

Breanna Anderson has held various administrative positions in the Ontario Public Service and most recently provided executive support in the Agency and Tribunal Relations Division, Ministry of the Attorney General. Breanna has a Honours BA in Biological Science and Management from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Simon Igelman - Administrative Assistant

Simon Igelman

Simon Igelman recently graduated from Farleigh Dickison University with an undergraduate degree in Business Studies. He previously worked as a product manager for a technology company. He has a special interest in law and social reform.

CONTACT US


Independent Police Oversight Review
MacDonald Block, Box 160

Toronto, ON M7A 1N3
+1.844.523.6122
info@policeoversightreview.ca

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Peter Rehak
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Peter.Rehak@policeoversightreview.ca

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