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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…
December 14, 2021
City of Penticton agrees to compensate vulnerable woman after house sold in municipal tax sale
Victoria – In the wake of an investigation into a municipal tax sale which resulted in a vulnerable 60-year-old woman…
December 8, 2021
Vulnerable Penticton resident unfairly loses home in municipal tax sale – Ombudsperson calls for compensation and law reform
Victoria – In the wake of a vulnerable 60-year-old woman losing her home, Ombudsperson Jay Chalke calls for significant changes…