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October 18, 2022
Health care complaints to BC Ombudsperson highest in ten years
Victoria –The BC Ombudsperson’s 2021/22 Annual Report, released today, highlights that complaints about health care from British Columbians were the…
October 6, 2022
Did you have to leave your home because of wildfires or floods in 2021? If so, the BC Ombudsperson wants to hear from you
Victoria – The Ombudsperson announced today it is seeking public input that will provide key information for an investigation into…
July 26, 2022
Ombudsperson finds only one-third of recommendations are implemented three years after report calling for improved safeguards for people involuntarily detained in B.C. psychiatric facilities
Victoria – Recommendations to protect the legal rights of people involuntarily admitted to psychiatric facilities across the province are still…
July 20, 2022
Ombudsperson renews call for oversight of municipal jails in RCMP policed communities
Victoria – In the wake of a recent investigation by the Independent Investigations Office into a case that identified serious…
May 31, 2022
BC Government’s failure to flow federal disability benefit through to caregivers unjust, Ombudsperson finds
Victoria – In a report released today, the Ombudsperson finds the Ministry of Children and Family Development acted unjustly when…
January 6, 2022
Oversight of environmental professionals strengthened following Ombudsperson’s recommendations
Victoria – Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released his final update on an investigation highlighting gaps in oversight of the regulatory scheme…