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  • The 2014-1 issue of OmbudsNews is available

    Apr 1, 2014

    The 2014-1 issue of OmbudsNews is available.

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  • New FIPPA investigation report with recommendations related to contract details between a public body and a private company

    Mar 4, 2014

    Manitoba Ombudsman has released a report with five recommendations under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) resulting from an investigation into a decision by the University of Manitoba to withhold its contract with Xerox Canada for the provision of managed print services.

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  • Manitoba Ombudsman notified of mailing error

    Feb 6, 2014

    Earlier today, Manitoba Finance released a bulletin advising the public of a possible mailing error affecting a small number of business taxation statements. Manitoba Ombudsman was made aware of this potential breach immediately after it was discovered by Manitoba Finance.

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We all expect government, other public bodies and trustees to act in a fair, open, and transparent manner. What if you believe they haven't?

The ombudsman can investigate your complaint about access to information and privacy matters, the fairness of government actions or decisions, or serious 'wrongdoings' that you believe may have occurred. This site contains information about the different kinds of investigations the ombudsman can conduct, what you need to know about submitting a complaint, complaint forms, and a variety of other resources.

Manitoba Ombudsman is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly and is not part of any government department or agency. The ombudsman conducts independent, impartial, and non-partisan investigations.

  • About the Office

    Mission and goals, meet the ombudsman, history, contact information, ombudsman's expenses

  • Access and Privacy Division

    This division is responsible for upholding access to information and privacy rights by investigating complaints and reviewing compliance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).

  • Ombudsman Division

    This division promotes fairness and administrative accountability through investigation of complaints relating to matters of administration under The Ombudsman Act and disclosures of wrongdoing under The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act.

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