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  1. March 24 2021
    General

    The Public Integrity Partners Forum and the organizations that oversee integrity in provincial and territorial jurisdictions are joining forces to create Whistleblower Awareness Day. This Day will be held on March 24 every year.

  2. December 10 2020
    Special Reports

    Today, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret released her Progress Report on the government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis in public and private CHSLDs during the first wave of the pandemic. The report is part of its impartial and independent investigation that will wrap up in the fall of 2021.

  3. September 24 2020
    Annual Reports

    Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret tabled her 2019-2020 Annual Report today. In it, she delivers her findings about the quality and integrity of Québec’s public services. This year, the investigations by the Québec Ombudsman compel her to press the authorities to get moving. 

  4. September 24 2020
    Annual Reports

    In her 2019-2020 Annual Report, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret describes the shortcomings observed in her investigations of the health and social services network. She speaks out against situations in which people who are among society’s most vulnerable do not get the services they have the right to receive. In many cases, facilities and institutions have long been aware of these major failings.

  5. September 24 2020
    Annual Reports

    In her 2019-2020 Annual Report, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret describes the main shortcomings in the quality of the public services provided by Government of Québec departments and agencies. She also underscores failings in the integrity of certain public bodies.

  6. September 24 2020
    Annual Reports

    In her 2019-2020 Annual Report, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret notes that despite her repeated requests, the required changes to health services and social services in correctional facilities still have not been made across Québec.

  7. May 26 2020
    General

    Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret has announced an impartial and independent investigation into the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and certain public health institutions.

  8. September 30 2019
    General

    The report of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec was released by Commissioner Jacques Viens. The Québec Ombudsman is attentive to this report and the calls to action it contains.

  9. September 26 2019
    Annual Reports

    Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret tabled her 2018-2019 Annual Report at the National Assembly. The report presents her findings concerning the quality and integrity of Québec public services.

  10. September 26 2019
    Annual Reports

    In her 2018-2019 Annual Report released today, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret pinpoints the main failings of the public services of the Government of Québec noted during investigations by her institution.