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.
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.
At the invitation of the Committee on Institutions, Raymonde Saint-Germain, Ombudsperson, is presenting a brief on Bill 64, which establishes the Service administratif de révision des pensions alimentaires pour enfants (SARPA).
In the opinion of Québec Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain, Bill 48 fails to clearly define the parameters governing the application of the government motor vehicle inspection program (vehicles 8 years old and over) introduced by the bill.
As consultations on Bill 71 (An Act respecting compensation measures for the carrying out of projects affecting wetlands or bodies of water) got underway today, Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain conveyed her comments to the Chair of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment.
Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain has submitted a brief to the Committee on Institutions, as part of the consultations and public hearings phase for Bill 46, An Act Respecting Independent Police Investigations.
The purpose of the draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the Gazette officielle du Québec is to abolish the annual subscription price for the electronic versions of Parts 1 and 2 of the Gazette officielle du Québec posted on the Publications du Québec website.
While welcoming the intention behind Bill 16 to increase protection for the elderly lodged in certified private residences, the Québec Ombudsperson cautions against the possible negative impacts of some of the changes proposed.