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April 23, 2024
Youth in custody at risk due to ministry inaction
Victoria – The BC Ombudsperson has identified a serious lack of progress by the Ministry of Children and Family Development…
March 22, 2024
Whistleblower Awareness Day
March 24, 2024 is Whistleblower Awareness Day. On this day, we recognize the vital and invaluable role whistleblowers play in…
March 5, 2024
Clarity about road ownership and access vital to British Columbians
Victoria – Who owns this road? Who can use it? These are critically important questions, especially in rural and remote…
February 27, 2024
Ombudsperson welcomes Premier’s apology to Doukhobors and commitment to work with community on compensation package
Victoria – BC’s Ombudsperson is pleased government has finally apologized for the detention of Doukhobor children in the 1950s and…
December 7, 2023
BC independent oversight offices urge public consultation, legislative reform on use of artificial intelligence
Victoria – Three oversight Officers of the Legislature are urging the BC government to expand its consultation on draft principles…
November 21, 2023
Thousands of BC workers forced to pay back COVID-19 benefit because of retroactive requirement the Ministry of Finance never advised them of, new Ombudsperson report finds
Victoria – The Ministry of Finance unfairly clawed back a key COVID-19 benefit that helped thousands of British Columbians offset…