Ombudsman suspends investigations related to flood-affected municipalities – Jul 8, 2014
In light of the flood situation in southern Manitoba, Manitoba Ombudsman will be suspending investigations related to any municipalities and communities under local or provincial states of emergency for 30 days. We will review the situation after 30 days. This decision was taken after careful review of all outstanding municipal complaint investigations, and in light of the impact on municipal officials of their ongoing efforts to deal with the disruption and devastation caused by flooding.
Manitoba Ombudsman Comments on Disclosure of Personal Information about Manitoba Drivers to Elections Canada – Jun 25, 2014
Manitoba Ombudsman was asked by Elections Canada to comment on whether The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) would permit disclosure of personal information about Manitoba drivers for the purpose of updating the National Register of Electors maintained by Elections Canada. The personal information is held by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and is subject to restrictions on disclosure under FIPPA.
The 2014-2 issue of OmbudsNews is available – Jun 24, 2014
The 2014-2 issue of OmbudsNews is available.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2013 annual reports – May 13, 2014
Acting Manitoba Ombudsman Mel Holley has released Manitoba Ombudsman's annual reports for the calendar year 2013.
Manitoba Ombudsman adds 11 new investigation reports to website – Apr 29, 2014
Manitoba Ombudsman has posted 11 new investigation reports on its website -- four under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), three under The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), and four under The Ombudsman Act.
The 2014-1 issue of OmbudsNews is available – Apr 1, 2014
The 2014-1 issue of OmbudsNews is available.
New FIPPA investigation report with recommendations related to contract details between a public body and a private company – Mar 4, 2014
Manitoba Ombudsman has released a report with five recommendations under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) resulting from an investigation into a decision by the University of Manitoba to withhold its contract with Xerox Canada for the provision of managed print services.
Manitoba Ombudsman notified of mailing error – Feb 6, 2014
Earlier today, Manitoba Finance released a bulletin advising the public of a possible mailing error affecting a small number of business taxation statements. Manitoba Ombudsman was made aware of this potential breach immediately after it was discovered by Manitoba Finance.
Manitoba Ombudsman marks Data Privacy Day, January 28, 2014 – Jan 28, 2014
Manitoba Ombudsman joins many government offices, corporations, and privacy professionals around the world in marking Data Privacy Day on January 28 by reminding everyone to give the protection of privacy and data a greater priority. Data Privacy Day highlights the impact that technology is having on our privacy rights and underlines the importance of valuing and protecting our personal information.
Manitoba Ombudsman reminds trustees of required safeguards and best practices in the wake of Alberta's health information breach – Jan 24, 2014
In light of a significant privacy breach in Alberta, Manitoba Ombudsman is reminding trustees of personal health information (PHI) to ensure that Manitobans’ PHI is safeguarded as required under Manitoba’s Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).