The Québec Ombudsman is called on to give its opinion and make recommendations on bills before they are voted on in the National Assembly of Québec and on draft regulations before their passage by the government.
The Québec Ombudsman presented a brief to the Committee on Public Finance as part of the special consultations on Bill 61, Act to restart Québec’s economy and to mitigate the consequences of the public health emergency declared on 13 March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 1, 2017, the Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies came into force. In a report released on May 28, 2020, the Québec Ombudsman took stock of the implementation of the Act.
The Québec Ombudsman presented a brief to the Committee on Health and Social Services during the special consultations on Bill 52, Act to strengthen the complaint examination process of the health and social services network, in particular for users receiving services from private institutions.
In a letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Ombudsperson commented on the draft By-law to amend the By-law respecting the conditions for the leasing of dwellings in low-rental housing.