The Ombudsman is often asked to speak at conventions, symposiums and other similar events. 

Here is a sample of the speeches given on various topics—such as the quality of public services, eldercare and care for people with mental disorders, or independent police investigations—by Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain or by the Deputy Ombudspersons.

  1. October 24 2017

    La protectrice du citoyen, Marie Rinfret, devant la Commission des institutions de l'Assemblée nationale lors des consultations particulières et auditions publiques sur le projet de loi no 107 - Loi visant à accroître la compétence et l’indépendance du commissaire à la lutte contre la corruption et du Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes ainsi que le pouvoir du directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales d’accorder certains avantages à des témoins collaborateurs.

  2. September 28 2017

    Ombudsperson, Marie Rinfret, when tabling of the 2016-2017 Annual Report on September 28, 2017.

  3. January 17 2017

    Speech of the Acting Ombudsman, Mr. Claude Dussault, at the parliamentary committee before the Committee on Citizen Relations on Bill 115 — Act to combat maltreatment of seniors and other persons of full age in vulnerable situations.

  4. September 29 2016
    Ombudsperson, Raymonde Saint-Germain, when tabling of the 2015-2016 Annual Report on September 29, 2016.
  5. August 23 2016

    Notes for the Ombudsperson's, on August, 23, 2016, before the Committee on Institutions concerning Bill 98, an Act to amend various legislation mainly with respect to admission to professions and the governance of the professional system.

  6. May 19 2016

    On May 19, 2016, Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain gave the opening speech at a symposium on home support services in Québec in 2030 (French version only).

  7. May 10 2016

    Notes for the Ombudsperson's hearing, on May 10, 2016, before the Committee on Health and Social services, on Bill 92 - An Act to extend the powers of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec and to amend various legislative provisions.

  8. February 18 2016

    News conference by Ombudsperson Raymonde Saint-Germain: tabling of the special report on detention conditions, administration of justice and crime prevention in Nunavik.

  9. February 16 2016

    Notes for the Ombudsperson's second hearing, on February 16, 2016, before the Committee on Public Finance, on Bill 87 - An Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings within public bodies.

  10. February 9 2016

    Notes for the Ombudsperson's hearing before the Committee on Public Finance, on Bill 70 - An Act to allow a better match between training and jobs and to facilitate labour market entry.

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