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Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2016 annual report

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May 30, 2017

Manitoba Ombudsman Charlene Paquin has released her office’s annual report for 2016. The report highlights the work and accomplishments of the office under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Personal Health Information Act, the Ombudsman Act and the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act.

“This report touches on some of the formal investigations we concluded in 2016, as well as some of our other activities, such as outreach and the development of new resources,” said Paquin. “Our annual report remains a valuable way for us to share information about the work we do with the legislature, government organizations and the public.”

The report is available in English and French on the ombudsman’s website at Print copies are available by contacting the office at 204-982-9130, 1-800-665-0531 or

Manitoba Ombudsman is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba that promotes and fosters openness, transparency, fairness, accountability and respect for privacy in the design and delivery of public services. The office investigates complaints about access to information and privacy matters, the fairness of government actions and decisions, and serious wrongdoings that may have occurred.

cover of 2016 annual report