- July 14 2020News
Further to the high volume of requests received by the Québec Ombudsman concerning the mandatory wearing of masks or other face covers in enclosed public spaces throughout Québec as of July 18, we wish to inform you that the Québec Ombudsman considers this decision reasonable in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- July 8 2020Useful tip
Victims of assault, including sexual assault, can now seek legal action at any point, with no time restrictions.
- June 29 2020Investigation result
A citizen learned that his driver’s licence was about to be suspended because of an unpaid fine. He said that it was a mistake but he was obliged to pay the fine anyway. Wanting to be reimbursed, he complained to the Québec Ombudsman.
- June 26 2020Reaction to bills and draft regulations
In a letter to the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration, the Ombudsperson commented on the draft Regulation to amend the Québec Immigration Regulation.
- June 25 2020Useful tip
How to file a complaint about a residential centre.
- June 15 2020Investigation result
As a participant of the Aim for Employment program, a citizen received a monthly amount. When she learned that her payments would be cut, she was confused and worried. She complained to the Québec Ombudsman.
- June 11 2020Reaction to bills and draft regulations
In a letter to André Bachand, the Chair of the Committee on Institutions, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret commented on Bill 55.
- June 10 2020Special report
On June 10, 2020, the Québec Ombudsman released an opinion on CHSLD lodging fees revealing significant disparities in how residents’ contribution is calculated. It made three recommendations to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.
- June 10 2020Useful tip
Legal aid consists of offering the services of an attorney free of charge. Do you qualify?
- June 9 2020Reaction to bills and draft regulations
The Québec Ombudsman presented a brief to the Committee on Public Finance as part of the special consultations on Bill 61, Act to restart Québec’s economy and to mitigate the consequences of the public health emergency declared on 13 March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.