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  1. September 9 2013
    Reaction to bills and draft regulations

    While saluting the objectives of the reform of the Code of Civil Procedure, particularly the improvement of access to the justice system, the Québec Ombudsman recalls that recourse to the courts is not accessible to the majority of citizens, especially the most vulnerable.

  2. September 9 2013
    News

    Daniel Jacoby, who served as Québec Ombudsman from 1987 to 2001, passed away on September 3.
    "He made a major contribution to the promotion of fairness and justice for citizens in the public services", declared the Ombudsperson, Raymonde Saint-Germain.
    "He cared deeply about issues that are still making headlines today, such as accountability of public services, the status of vulnerable individuals and the right to die with dignity", she emphasized.

  3. August 15 2013
    News

    Maintaining the bond of trust with citizens is a major issue for public services and elected officials, Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain declared at the 65th National Annual Conference of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).

  4. June 25 2013
    News

    In May 2013, the Québec National Assembly adopted the Act to amend the Police Act as concerns independent investigations.

  5. June 19 2013
    News

    Following amendments to the Act respecting health services and social services, which came into force on June 14 of this year, participants in medical research can now benefit from the complaint examination process.
    The Québec Ombudsman therefore has the power, in second instance, to receive and deal with the complaints of participants in research projects, and those of their heirs or legal representatives.

  6. May 21 2013
    Reaction to bills and draft regulations

    The Québec Ombudsman's services are accessible not only to natural persons, but also to enterprises. Because the Banque de développement économique du Québec and its subsidiaries will offer direct services to enterprises, the Québec Ombudsman considers that they should be subject to its jurisdiction, which is not the case in the current version of the bill.

  7. May 17 2013
    Reaction to bills and draft regulations

    The Québec Ombudsman supports the provisions concerning the new powers granted to the Registrar of Civil Status in matters of issuing a certificate of change of designation of sex and an act of death. It takes this position because the proposed amendments give effect to its recommendations published in the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 Annual Reports.

  8. May 3 2013
    Reaction to bills and draft regulations

    The Québec Ombudsman welcomes the amendments that will allow study participants and their heirs or legal representatives access to the complaint examination procedure.

  9. May 3 2013
    Reaction to bills and draft regulations

    The Québec Ombudsman commends the desire to update the chartered administrators' Code of Ethics and strengthen their duties and obligations in order to improve the protection of the public and has issued recommendations to ensure that the proposed amendments achieve this objective.

  10. April 3 2013
    News

    Today the Québec Ombudsman is releasing a report on the organization of emergency response services for accidents that occur off-road. Most problems stem from the fact that accessibility to ambulance services stops where the road system stops. The Québec Ombudsman's recommendations are aimed at saving as many lives as possible and reducing the risk of permanent disabilities in off-road accident survivors, especially in isolated areas.