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June 15, 2021
Ombudsperson calls for sweeping changes to separate confinement of youth in custody
Victoria – Following a three-year investigation Ombudsperson Jay Chalke finds the use of separate confinement in B.C.’s youth custody centres is…
May 26, 2021
BC Ombudsperson cautions against COVID-19 vaccination passports being used to unfairly limit provincial and local public services
Victoria – As BC explores the development of a COVID-19 vaccination certification system in conjunction with other jurisdictions in Canada,…
April 16, 2021
Ombudsperson investigation results in fairer process in determining fate of historic Hope Railway Station
Victoria – Following a recent investigation into the process that led to a decision to demolish a historic train station…
February 8, 2021
Ombudsperson calls on government and health authorities to address outstanding gaps in long-term care visits policy and practice
Victoria – Ombudsperson Jay Chalke is calling on the province to amend its long-term care visits policy to address outstanding…
January 28, 2021
Reimbursements made, benefits accessed and decisions reversed as a result of Ombudsperson investigations in 2019/20
Victoria – BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, released his office’s 2019/20 Annual Report today highlighting the impact of Ombudsperson investigations on…
January 19, 2021
BC Ombudsperson welcomes youth mental health report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth
Victoria – A report released today by the Representative of Children and Youth on the involuntary detention of children and youth…
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