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.
Enhanced driver’s licences concern Canada’s privacy guardians – Feb 5, 2008
Plans to consider or implement enhanced driver’s licences (EDL) in several Canadian provinces have prompted federal, provincial and territorial privacy guardians to express their concerns about the privacy and security risks of the EDL program.
John Reid featured in Right to Know Week activities in Manitoba – Sep 28, 2007
The Manitoba Government and the cities of Brandon and Thompson have proclaimed September 28th to October 5th Right to Know Week. Manitobans join with other Canadians this week celebrating the right of access to information held by public sector bodies and the benefits of transparent, accessible government. Today is Right to Know Day in over 60 nations.
John Reid to celebrate Right to Know Week in Brandon – Sep 24, 2007
Mayor Dave Burgess has proclaimed September 28th to October 5th Right to Know Week in Brandon. Brandon joins other progressive Canadian communities in celebrating the right of access to information held by public sector bodies and the benefits of transparent, accessible government. Right to Know Day, September 28th, will be observed in over 60 nations.
Canada’s privacy guardians call for comprehensive changes to no-fly list program – Jun 28, 2007
Federal, provincial and territorial privacy guardians are united in calling on the federal government to suspend its new no-fly list program, Passenger Protect, until it can be overhauled to ensure strong privacy protections for Canadians.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2006 Annual Report under The Ombudsman Act, FIPPA and PHIA – Jun 11, 2007
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has released the first combined annual report under The Ombudsman Act, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and The Personal Health Information Act. The report encompasses the activities of her office in 2006 and builds upon the internal change process reported in the 2005 annual report.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2005 Annual Reports under The Ombudsman Act, FIPPA and PHIA – Apr 12, 2006
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has reported on the activities of her office relating to The Ombudsman Act, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) during the calendar year 2005. Hamilton’s term as Ombudsman began on March 31, 2005.
Manitoba Ombudsman and Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association release Joint Commentary on Emergency Contraception (Plan B) – Feb 3, 2006
The Manitoba Ombudsman and the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association have issued a joint commentary on the practice of pharmacists recording an individual’s personal health information when providing levonorgestrel emergency contraception (Plan B).
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2004 Annual Report under FIPPA and PHIA – Oct 14, 2005
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has reported on the activities of the Ombudsman Office relating to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) during the calendar year 2004. This was the last full year of the office's operation under the leadership of former Ombudsman Barry Tuckett.