Press releases

  1. May 1 2017
    General

    The Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies, which comes into force today, makes it possible for anyone to disclose a wrongdoing involving a public body to the Québec Ombudsman with complete confidence and confidentiality.

  2. December 19 2016
    General

    Dans le contexte de la mise en vigueur de la Loi facilitant la divulgation d’actes répréhensibles à l’égard des organismes publics, le Protecteur du citoyen recherche une directrice ou un directeur des enquêtes sur les divulgations en matière d’intégrité publique.

  3. December 12 2016
    General

    The Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies was passed today in the National Assembly. The Québec Ombudsman will be given the mandate to handle the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to any public body subject to the Act.

  4. September 29 2016
    Annual Reports

    At the end of a decade as the Ombudsperson, today Raymonde Saint-Germain presented her findings and recommendations on the occasion of the tabling of the Québec Ombudsman’s 2015-2016 Annual Report in the National Assembly.

  5. September 29 2016
    Annual Reports

    As Québec’s Correctional Ombudsman, the Québec Ombudsman is tasked to ensure that the rights of detainees in Québec correctional facilities are upheld. This year, with chronic prison overcrowding as a backdrop, its findings mainly concern the transfer of female inmates from Maison Tanguay to Leclerc de Laval correctional facility.

  6. September 15 2016
    Special Reports

    Today the Québec Ombudsman released an investigation report presenting its findings and recommendations concerning the public compensation system for crime victims (IVAC).

  7. June 16 2016
    Special Reports

    In a special report released on June 16, 2016, the Québec Ombudsman shed light on the difficulties tenants in private seniors’ residences experience in having their rights upheld when they have to face off against the owner in court. It issued seven recommendations aimed at giving these seniors a fair chance to defend their rights.

  8. February 18 2016
    Special Reports

    Further to an investigation in Nunavik, the Québec Ombudsman, in its capacity as Québec’s correctional watchdog, concluded that detention conditions there are substandard, that the administration of justice should take the specific characteristics of the territory into better account, and that crime prevention measures are woefully lacking.

  9. February 9 2016
    Bills and legislation

    Appearing on February 9, 2016, before the Committee on Labour and the Economy concerning Bill 70 – An Act to allow a better match between training and jobs and to facilitate labour market entry, Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain said that she subscribes to the goals of the Bill but pointed out that she has serious reservations about how the Aim for Employment Program would be applied.

  10. February 9 2016
    Bills and legislation

    “If the goal of the future Act is to make the disclosure of wrongdoings easier and to establish a system for protecting against reprisals, it will also enable swift action upstream to prevent wrongdoings, in the public interest.” This is how Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain sees it. On February 9, 2016, she presented a brief on Bill 87, An Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings within public bodies.

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