Toronto city ombudsman Fiona Crean, who plans to leave at the end of her current term, has applied for the job, but expected there would be competition from others, including Marin.
Ontario ombudsman uses Twitter to rally support for a renewed contract
Marin tweeted: "Time to make ur voice heard. Unfortunately it's come to this. MAKE SOME NOISE PLEASE!"
May 27, 2015
By Riannon Westall
Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin took to Twitter late Wednesday night to ask the public to pressure legislature to extend his contract.
In three tweets he wrote, “Not to appear precipitous or anything, but after 10 + years on the job, was told I'd b re-appointed temporarily ...
“For at least 4 months when my term expired. My term expires on Friday, May 29, 2015. No news.
“Yep. In less than 48 hours, u have no Ombudsman. Time to make ur voice heard. Unfortunately it's come to this. MAKE SOME NOISE PLEASE!”
Marin asked a Twitter follower who expressed her support to contact Liberal MPP and government house leader Yasir Naqvi to tell him how she felt.
Marin then retweeted many responses from other supporters.
Although Marin's decade-long term ends May 30, Naqvi wrote his opposition counterparts asking that it be extended.