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Ombudsman Investigation Finds Extendicare Parkside was Unprepared for COVID-19 Outbreak

Today, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly tabled a report by Ombudsman Mary McFadyen titled Caring in Crisis: An investigation into the response to the COVID-19 outbreak at Extendicare Parkside.

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Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman calling for cautious approach to vaccination certification schemes

As countries around the world, and some jurisdictions in Canada contemplate how or if certification of COVID-19 vaccination status will be implemented in daily life, Canadian Ombudsman are stressing a cautious approach that places fairness at the heart of any potential vaccination certification system that is applied to public services.

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The Pandemic Changed Complaints Made to Saskatchewan’s Ombudsman in 2020

The 2020 annual complaints for Saskatchewan's Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner were tabled today. Some complaints continued as usual, but others were affected by the pandemic...

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Commissioner Marks Whistleblower Awareness Day

On March 24, 2021, Saskatchewan Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner, Mary McFadyen, is joining with her counterparts across the country in recognizing Whistleblower Awareness Day. Her message to public sector employees is, “It’s important for you to know you can speak out safely if you are concerned about possible wrongdoings in your workplace. Today, I want to acknowledge the courage that takes.”

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Ombudsman Responds to Request to Investigate Parkside Extendicare

Saskatchewan's Ombudsman, Mary McFadyen, Q.C., has provided her response to the request from Minister Responsible for Seniors, Everett Hindley, to investigate matters related to the outbreak at Parkside Extendicare.

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New Video: What does the Ombudsman’s Office do?

Having problems with a provincial or local government service, but not sure if you should call us? Our new video could answer your questions.

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Happy Holidays!

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Happy Ombudsman Day

Today we recognize ombudsman offices across Canada and around the world for the work they do to help ensure governments treat people fairly.

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During These Unusual Times, We Are Still Here to Listen to You

Here in Saskatchewan, COVID-19 has affected us in many ways. While provincial and municipal governments are busy rolling out new services and continuing existing ones, they still have a duty to deliver these services fairly. That’s why it’s important to know that we are available too. We are impartial and independent from government. We can help to informally resolve problems or investigate when appropriate...

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Ombudsman Annual Report Looks at Medication Costs in Long-term Care, Discipline Panels in Correctional Centres, and Municipal Issues

The 2019 annual reports for Saskatchewan’s Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner, Mary McFadyen, were tabled yesterday.

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