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Press releases

  1. November 14 2018
    General

    Fifty years ago, on November 14, 1968, Québec established an independent, neutral ombudsman with the passage of the Public Protector Act.

  2. October 24 2018
    Special Reports

    In an investigation report released today, the Québec Ombudsman concludes that the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur must do more to make good on its obligations towards Kativik School Board, in Nunavik.

  3. October 10 2018
    Special Reports

    Further to a Court of Québec order, a health institution may confine persons whose mental health presents a danger to themselves or to others against their will.  These people may contest confinement before the Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ). However, given TAQ’s long processing times for this kind of motion, this form of recourse often remains purely theoretical. Today the Québec Ombudsman released an investigation report on this subject.

  4. May 30 2018
    Special Reports

    In an investigation report released today, the Québec Ombudsman shed light on the situation of children who do not qualify for the Québec Health Insurance Plan because their parents have a precarious migratory status.

  5. May 15 2018
    Special Reports

    In an investigation report produced further to complaints and reports, the Québec Ombudsman describes certain flaws in the system established in 2016 by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux to promote access to a family doctor.

  6. April 18 2018
    Special Reports

    In a report released today, the Québec Ombudsman criticized the lack of consistency in the billing for hospital rooms.

  7. March 21 2018
    Special Reports

    Today the Québec Ombudsman released an investigation report on the consequences of the rise in intermittent sentences in Québec’s correctional facilities.

  8. February 13 2018
    General

    Further to a request to the Québec Ombudsman by the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), the Fédération de la Santé du Québec (FSQ-CSQ) and the Association des retraitées et retraités de l’éducation et les autres services publics du Québec (AREQ-CSQ), Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret reiterated the role of the institution.

  9. December 19 2017
    Special Reports

    On December 19, 2017, the Québec Ombudsman released an opinion on the necessity of eliminating any prescription period (period after which a person may no longer institute proceedings) for civil actions in case of sexual assault, violence suffered during childhood, or violence by a spouse or an ex-spouse.

  10. October 31 2017
    Special Reports

    On October 31, 2017, the Québec Ombudsman released a report on school boards’ and schools’ complaint handling procedure.