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  • Five New Reports Under The Ombudsman Act Posted Online

    Jul 18, 2014

    Manitoba Ombudsman has posted five new Ombudsman Act investigation reports on its website.

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  • Ombudsman suspends investigations related to flood-affected municipalities

    Jul 8, 2014

    In light of the flood situation in southern Manitoba, Manitoba Ombudsman will be suspending investigations related to any municipalities and communities under local or provincial states of emergency for 30 days. We will review the situation after 30 days. This decision was taken after careful review of all outstanding municipal complaint investigations, and in light of the impact on municipal officials of their ongoing efforts to deal with the disruption and devastation caused by flooding.

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  • Manitoba Ombudsman Comments on Disclosure of Personal Information about Manitoba Drivers to Elections Canada

    Jun 25, 2014

    Manitoba Ombudsman was asked by Elections Canada to comment on whether The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) would permit disclosure of personal information about Manitoba drivers for the purpose of updating the National Register of Electors maintained by Elections Canada. The personal information is held by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and is subject to restrictions on disclosure under FIPPA.

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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 of Manitoba 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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