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City ombudsman to release report on TCH hiring practices

04/22/2014 07:59 EDT | Updated 06/22/2014 05:59 EDT
City ombudsman Fiona Crean will release a report on Tuesday morning summarizing the findings of an investigation into management at Toronto Community Housing.

Crean initiated the investigation after receiving complaints about hiring and promotion practices at TCH since chief executive officer Gene Jones took over the embattled corporation two years ago.

It is not the first time Jones’ leadership has come under scrutiny. Earlier this year, a private law firm probing allegations of misconduct at TCH found that Jones had failed to exercise proper management oversight and ignored certain standardized board procedures.

Following the results of that investigation, Jones lost a possible bonus of a reported $50,000 and was forced to take leadership training courses. But Jones kept his job at TCH and received public support from Mayor Rob Ford.

“I support Gene Jones. I don’t think any of us are perfect. And he’s done a phenomenal job at Toronto Community Housing,” Ford said at the time.

The board of TCH will discuss the ombudsman’s report and its recommendations at a closed door meeting this afternoon.

The report is expected to be released to the public at 10 a.m. ET. 

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