Manitoba Ombudsman hosts 2014 Manitoba Connections Conference on October 6-7, 2014 – Oct 3, 2014
On October 6-7, 2014, over 200 public sector employees from provincial and municipal governments, school divisions, universities, colleges and health-care bodies will gather at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg for the 2014 Manitoba Connections: Access, Privacy, Security and Information Management Conference, hosted by Manitoba Ombudsman.
Manitoba Ombudsman celebrates Right to Know Week, September 22-28, 2014 – Sep 22, 2014
For the ninth year, Manitoba Ombudsman has joined with other information and privacy commissioner offices from across the country in celebrating national Right to Know Week from September 22 to 28, 2014 and international Right to Know Day on September 28. The purpose of Right to Know is to raise awareness of an individual’s democratic right of access to government-held information and to promote the benefits of open, accessible, and transparent government.
The 2014-3 issue of OmbudsNews is available – Sep 2, 2014
The 2014-3 issue of OmbudsNews is available.
Manitoba Ombudsman Hosting Access and Privacy Conference in October 2014 – Jul 22, 2014
The 2014 Manitoba Connections: Access, Privacy, Security and Information Management Conference will be held October 6-7, 2014 at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg.
Five New Reports Under The Ombudsman Act Posted Online – Jul 18, 2014
Manitoba Ombudsman has posted five new Ombudsman Act investigation reports on its website.
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.