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.
Pending an overhaul of the crime victims compensation system, which the Québec Ombudsman has been calling for since 2002, it endorses the government's will to increase assistance to crime victims and their families.
The Québec Ombudsman agrees with the introduction in the draft regulations published in the Gazette officielle on January 23 of new professional activities that may be engaged in by a pharmacist, including prescribing and administering certain medications.
Raymonde Saint-Germain's viewpoint is that the amendments to the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety and the Safety Code for the Construction Industry will help prevent construction and maintenance workers' exposure to asbestos.
The Québec Ombudsman is releasing a brief presented to the Minister for Social Services, regarding the draft Regulation respecting the conditions for obtaining a certificate of compliance and the operating standards for a private seniors' residence.
In a letter addressed to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, dated May 24, the Ombudsperson expressed her support for draft regulations recently published in the Gazette officielle du Québec, which follow up on some recommendations she made for senior citizens' safety.