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June 25, 2021
Ombudsperson Annual Report highlights diverse range of COVID-19 related complaints
Victoria – BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, released his office’s 2020/21 Annual Report today highlighting more than 600 complaints received by…
June 17, 2021
BC and Yukon Privacy Commissioners and Ombudsman call for strengthened regulation and oversight of artificial intelligence in public sector decision-making
Victoria – As humans are increasingly replaced by machines to make decisions, BC and Yukon Ombudsman and Information and Privacy…
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…
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