Manitoba Ombudsman releases her Report on Manitoba's Employment and Income Assistance Program – May 26, 2010
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton released a report on the Employment and Income Assistance Program of Family Services and Consumer Affairs. The report contains 68 recommendations for administrative improvement.
2009 Annual Report under The Ombudsman Act, FIPPA, PHIA and The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. – May 10, 2010
Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton released her Annual Report for the calendar year 2009. The report highlights the variety of work undertaken by the office, and includes summaries of several investigations and reviews conducted by both the Access and Privacy Division and the Ombudsman Division.
New brochure: "Health Information Access and Privacy: A Guide to The Personal Health Information Act". – May 3, 2010
In conjunction with the May 1, 2010 proclamation of significant amendments to The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Manitoba Ombudsman together with Manitoba Health has produced a brochure, "Health Information Access and Privacy: A Guide to The Personal Health Information Act".
Manitoba Ombudsman celebrates 40th anniversary – Apr 13, 2010
For forty years, the Manitoba Ombudsman has worked with provincial and municipal governments and Manitobans to promote fairness, equity and accountability.
Ombudsman releases Progress Report on the Implementation of the Recommendations - Strengthen the Commitment – Mar 11, 2010
Manitoba Ombudsman Releases Progress Report on the Implementation of the Recommendations - Strengthen the Commitment
Revised privacy awareness fact sheet on Enhanced Driver's Licence and Enhanced Identification Card – Jan 12, 2010
In conjunction with the January 10, 2010 introduction of the Manitoba Enhanced Driver's Licence (EDL), the Manitoba Ombudsman has released a revised privacy awareness fact sheet for those who are considering applying for the EDL or for the Manitoba Enhanced Identification Card (EIC), introduced in February 2009.
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.