Special reports

The Québec Ombudsman may decide on its own initiative to conduct investigations concerning government departments and agencies when it sees widespread harmful situations. In such cases, our interventions have a collective impact and often make it possible to solve a problem that affects a number of people or groups of citizens and to prevent recurrence.

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  1. December 19 2017

    On December 19, 2017, the Québec Ombudsman released an opinion on the necessity of eliminating any prescription period (period after which a person may no longer institute proceedings) for civil actions in case of sexual assault, violence suffered during childhood, or violence by a spouse or an ex-spouse.

  2. October 31 2017

    In a special investigation report published on October 31, 2017, the Québec Ombudsman delivered its findings and recommendations concerning the complaint-handling process within schools and school boards.

  3. September 15 2016
    In an investigation report released on September 15, 2016, the Québec Ombudsman homes in on the main problems concerning the public compensation system for crime victims (IVAC) and makes 33 recommendations that could be implemented without changing the current legal framework.
  4. June 16 2016

    In a special report released on today, 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.

  5. February 18 2016

    In a report tabled today, the Québec Ombudsman concluded that detention conditions 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.

  6. December 1 2015

    In a report released today concerning the SAAQ, the Québec Ombudsman called attention to wait times of more than two years before the homes of severely injured persons are adapted to their new condition.

  7. October 5 2015

    The Québec Ombudsman espouses the principle and purpose of health and social services legislation, which is to promote access for all to health services of the best possible quality, regardless of the ability to pay.

  8. April 28 2015

    In a report released today, the Québec Ombudsman presented its recommendations concerning supervision and follow-up of the learning of children homeschooled by their parents.

  9. March 31 2015

    To ensure respect of the principles of procedural fairness in the disciplinary process, the Québec Ombudsman made fifteen recommendations to the Ministère de la Sécurité publique.

  10. March 24 2015

    The Québec Ombudsman presented its findings and recommendations concerning the health services and social services provided to children with an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder.

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