- May 26 2020News
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.
- September 30 2019News
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.
- May 1 2019News
Fifty years ago today, the Québec Ombudsman appeared on the scene to ensure that people’s rights were upheld in interacting with Québec public services. Ever since, it has handled more than 850,000 requests.
- January 31 2019News
In the wake of articles published this week concerning the firing of a whistleblower by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret wishes to issue a reminder about the possible recourse for anyone who wants to make a disclosure and enjoy the Québec Ombudsman’s protection.
- November 14 2018News
Fifty years ago, on November 14, 1968, Québec established an independent, neutral ombudsman with the passage of the Public Protector Act.
- February 13 2018News
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.
- May 1 2017News
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.
- December 19 2016News
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.
- December 12 2016News
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.
- June 5 2015News
The Québec Ombudsman wishes to clarify certain points further to a question raised in the National Assembly earlier today on the right of people living in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) to install surveillance devices in their private rooms.
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