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.
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.