Privacy commissioners urge caution on expanded surveillance plan
– Sep 10, 2009
Parliament should take
a cautious approach to legislative proposals to create an expanded surveillance regime that
would have serious repercussions for privacy rights, say Canada’s privacy guardians. Privacy
commissioners and ombudspersons from across the country issued a joint resolution today
urging Parliamentarians to ensure there is a clear and demonstrable need to expand the
investigative powers available to law enforcement and national security agencies to acquire
2008 Annual Report under The Ombudsman Act, FIPPA, PHIA and The Public
Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act – May 12,
Manitoba Ombudsman, Irene Hamilton has released her
Annual Report for the calendar year 2008.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases Understanding Fairness, a practical guide for
municipal decision makers – Mar 27, 2009
The Manitoba Ombudsman has released a practical, 70-page guide to assist
municipal councillors and administrators achieve fairness in the increasingly complex work
New fact sheet for Manitobans who are considering applying for MPI's Enhanced
Identification Card – Feb 2, 2009
In conjunction with today´s start up of Manitoba Public Insurance´s (MPI)
new Enhanced Identification Card Program, the Manitoba Ombudsman has released a fact sheet
for those who are considering applying for the card.
Province implements Ombudsman’s recommendations to improve notice to taxpayers
about proposed borrowing by-laws – Oct 24,
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton today announced
that all recommendations made in her Report, issued August 27, 2007, regarding the
Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain Local Improvement Plan have been implemented.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2007 Annual Report under The Ombudsman Act, FIPPA,
PHIA and The Public Interest Disclosure Act – Jul 28,
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has released her
Annual Report for the calendar year 2007. This is the first reporting year on her mandate
under The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act, which became law on
April 2, 2007.
Manitoba Ombudsman reports on the progress of implementing child welfare
recommendations – Jul 24, 2008
Today, Ombudsman Irene Hamilton, released a progress report on the
implementation by the child welfare system of recommendations contained in the September
2006 report, Strengthen the Commitment: An External Review of the Child Welfare System. The
report concerns the period November 2006 to March 31, 2008.
Privacy advocates express concern about child privacy online –
Jun 4, 2008
As Canadian youth spend more
time online, they run the risk of losing control of their personal information and,
potentially, facing complications at home, school or work. Canada’s privacy commissioners
and ombudspersons issued a joint resolution today expressing their commitment to work
together to improve the state of online privacy for children and young
Enhanced driver’s licences concern Canada’s privacy guardians –
Feb 5, 2008
Plans to consider or implement
enhanced driver’s licences (EDL) in several Canadian provinces have prompted federal,
provincial and territorial privacy guardians to express their concerns about the privacy and
security risks of the EDL program.
John Reid featured in Right to Know Week activities in Manitoba –
Sep 28, 2007
The Manitoba Government and
the cities of Brandon and Thompson have proclaimed September 28th to October 5th Right to
Know Week. Manitobans join with other Canadians this week celebrating the right of access to
information held by public sector bodies and the benefits of transparent, accessible
government. Today is Right to Know Day in over 60 nations.