Don’t repeat past mistakes, Privacy Commissioner warns as government reviews national security framework
Dec 6, 2016
Commissioner Therrien and his provincial and territorial counterparts are stressing the need to address privacy risks related to information sharing and collection of metadata; raising concerns about government proposals on police access to basic subscriber data and encrypted communications.Read more
Manitoba Ombudsman to host 2016 Manitoba Connections Conference
Jul 6, 2016
Manitoba Ombudsman is pleased to host the 2016 Manitoba Connections: Access, Privacy, Security and Information Management Conference, on September 27-28, 2016 at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg.Read more
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2015 annual report
Jun 23, 2016
Manitoba Ombudsman Charlene Paquin has released her office’s annual report for 2015. This year’s report is in a new format, and highlights the work 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.Read more
New Investigation Reports
Personal Health Information Act
Case 2015-0142 -- Disclosure of personal health information by the Appeal Commission to the complainant’s former employer. Complaint partly supported.
Cases 2015-0352, 2015-0353, 2015-0354 -- Collection, use and disclosure of personal health information by the complainant’s employer, a Winnipeg health services agency. Complaints not supported.
Case 2015-0086: Concern that a business located in a residential building in the Local Government District of Pinawa was contravening home occupation requirements in the LGD’s zoning by-law. Recommendation made.
Case 2014-0543: Concern that the Manitoba Securities Commission considered information at a hearing that the complainant did not know would be discussed at the hearing. Complaint partly resolved; administrative improvement suggested.
Cases 2014-0402, -0403, -0404 and -0405: Concerns about approval of a 20-lot subdivision in the RM of St. Andrews and notice of the public hearing for the subdivision. Complaints not supported; administrative improvement suggested.
Case 2014-0076: Concern about Winnipeg taxicab drivers who were allegedly operating illegally outside of the City of Winnipeg and the response of the Motor Transport Board and the Taxicab Board to the issue. Recommendations made.
Cases 2013-0297 and -0298: Concerns about the response of the Rural Municipality of Franklin and Manitoba Sustainable Development to overland flooding. Complaints not supported.
Case 2012-0283: Concern about the denial of an application for disaster financial assistance by the Disaster Financial Assistance Board and the board’s reliance on the principle of concurrent causation. Recommendations made.
Case 2012-0196: Concern about the manner in which the Town of Oak Lake (RM of Sifton) removed and demolished a trailer from the property of the complainant. Recommendations made.