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Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2017 annual report

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May 29, 2018

Manitoba Ombudsman Charlene Paquin has released her office’s annual report for 2017. 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.

“In 2017, we saw an overall increase in inquiries, complaints and investigations. We also restructured our office, in part to better position ourselves to be able to effectively handle such increases, as well as to facilitate new initiatives,” said Paquin. “This report illustrates some of our activities and successes in 2017, in addition to highlighting a number of formal investigations that we concluded.”

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.