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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…
December 15, 2020
Ombudsperson calling on public sector organizations to strengthen complaint handling systems during pandemic
Victoria – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the BC Ombudsperson is releasing a new best practice report today aimed at…
August 20, 2020
Ministry of Education to apologize and compensate impacted students following Ombudsperson investigation into incorrect 2019 provincial exam results
Victoria – The Ministry of Education will apologize to students and compensate any students who were financially harmed by the…
June 22, 2020
Ombudsperson investigation finds two pandemic emergency orders not authorized by Emergency Program Act
Victoria – Two ministerial orders made during the COVID-19 pandemic by BC’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General went…
May 20, 2020
Ombudsperson releases first annual report under BC’s new Public Interest Disclosure law
Victoria – Since BC’s new whistleblowing protection law came into effect in December 2019, current and former provincial government employees…
February 14, 2020
Ombudsperson investigative update finds call wait times for most vulnerable still too long
Victoria – Income and disability assistance recipients are still not getting the timely service they need when using the Ministry…
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