Manitoba Ombudsman releases investigation report into flood-fighting equipment for an Interlake Emergency Operations Centre – Jan 7, 2016
According to an investigative report released by Manitoba Ombudsman, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) lacked sufficient justification in its initial attempt for an untendered contract to purchase $5 million worth of flood-fighting equipment for First Nation communities in the Interlake.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases revised Privacy Impact Assessment Tool – Oct 8, 2015
Manitoba Ombudsman has developed a user friendly Privacy Impact Assessment Tool that encourages organizations to think about privacy when evaluating an existing or proposed program, service or activity. This Privacy Impact Assessment Tool replaces the Compliance Review Tool for Manitoba’s Information Privacy Laws, developed by Manitoba Ombudsman in 2003.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases six FIPPA investigation reports to acknowledge Right to Know Week 2015 – Sep 30, 2015
In recognition of national Right to Know Week, September 28 to October 2, Manitoba Ombudsman has posted six new investigation reports under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) on its website. Right to Know raises awareness of a person’s democratic right of access to government-held information and promotes the benefits of open, accessible, and transparent government.
Manitoba Ombudsman investigates administrative actions related to the procurement of flood fighting equipment – Jul 7, 2015
Manitoba Ombudsman Charlene Paquin has determined that, pursuant to section 15 of The Ombudsman Act, her office will investigate whether the processes undertaken by the Manitoba civil service, related to the funding and procurement of flood fighting equipment between July 2014 and January 2015, were consistent with relevant requirements set out in legislation and policy.
The 2015-2 issue of OmbudsNews is available – Jun 24, 2015
The 2015-2 issue of OmbudsNews is available.
Manitoba Ombudsman adds nine new investigation reports to website – Jun 22, 2015
Manitoba Ombudsman has posted nine new investigation reports on its website – five under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and four under The Ombudsman Act.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2014 annual reports – Jun 3, 2015
Manitoba Ombudsman Charlene Paquin has released her office’s annual reports for the calendar year 2014, including a report under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and a separate report under The Ombudsman Act and The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act (PIDA).
Charlene Paquin appointed Manitoba Ombudsman – May 5, 2015
Charlene Paquin was appointed Manitoba’s new ombudsman effective May 4, 2015.
Acting Manitoba Ombudsman Mel Holley announces retirement – Apr 27, 2015
After three years and four months as acting Manitoba Ombudsman, Mel Holley has announced his retirement.
The 2015-1 issue of OmbudsNews is available – Apr 15, 2015
The 2015-1 issue of OmbudsNews is available.