Janet Keeping heads Manitoba Right to Know celebrations as keynote speaker – Sep 28, 2009
Ms Janet Keeping, President of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, will help mark Right to Know Week 2009 in Manitoba, September 28 – October 2. Ms Keeping will be speaking on the topic, “The Struggle against Corruption: The Rule of Law and ‘Right to Know’ – an international perspective.”
Ombudsman attends signing of Right to Know Week proclamation by Brandon Mayor – Sep 25, 2009
Ombudsman Irene Hamilton was present September 23, 2009, when Mayor Dave Burgess signed a proclamation declaring September 28 - October 2, Right to Know Week in Brandon. The City of Brandon has officially recognized Right to Know every year since 2006, when annual observance of this democratic right began in Canada.
Privacy commissioners urge caution on expanded surveillance plan – Sep 10, 2009
Parliament should take a cautious approach to legislative proposals to create an expanded surveillance regime that would have serious repercussions for privacy rights, say Canada’s privacy guardians. Privacy commissioners and ombudspersons from across the country issued a joint resolution today urging Parliamentarians to ensure there is a clear and demonstrable need to expand the investigative powers available to law enforcement and national security agencies to acquire digital evidence.
2008 Annual Report under The Ombudsman Act, FIPPA, PHIA and The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act – May 12, 2009
Manitoba Ombudsman, Irene Hamilton has released her Annual Report for the calendar year 2008.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases Understanding Fairness, a practical guide for municipal decision makers – Mar 27, 2009
The Manitoba Ombudsman has released a practical, 70-page guide to assist municipal councillors and administrators achieve fairness in the increasingly complex work they do.
New fact sheet for Manitobans who are considering applying for MPI's Enhanced Identification Card – Feb 2, 2009
In conjunction with today´s start up of Manitoba Public Insurance´s (MPI) new Enhanced Identification Card Program, the Manitoba Ombudsman has released a fact sheet for those who are considering applying for the card.
Province implements Ombudsman’s recommendations to improve notice to taxpayers about proposed borrowing by-laws – Oct 24, 2008
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton today announced that all recommendations made in her Report, issued August 27, 2007, regarding the Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain Local Improvement Plan have been implemented.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2007 Annual Report under The Ombudsman Act, FIPPA, PHIA and The Public Interest Disclosure Act – Jul 28, 2008
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has released her Annual Report for the calendar year 2007. This is the first reporting year on her mandate under The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act, which became law on April 2, 2007.
Manitoba Ombudsman reports on the progress of implementing child welfare recommendations – Jul 24, 2008
Today, Ombudsman Irene Hamilton, released a progress report on the implementation by the child welfare system of recommendations contained in the September 2006 report, Strengthen the Commitment: An External Review of the Child Welfare System. The report concerns the period November 2006 to March 31, 2008.
Privacy advocates express concern about child privacy online – Jun 4, 2008
As Canadian youth spend more time online, they run the risk of losing control of their personal information and, potentially, facing complications at home, school or work. Canada’s privacy commissioners and ombudspersons issued a joint resolution today expressing their commitment to work together to improve the state of online privacy for children and young people.