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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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COVID-19 Message from the Ombudsman / Commissioner

We want to let you know that Ombudsman Saskatchewan is still here to listen to you and take your complaints about provincial and municipal government institutions and public services.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Our Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Websites are now available in one place! We've added several new features and a new look.

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Ombudsman Working to Dispel Municipal Myths

Saskatchewan’s Ombudsman, Mary McFadyen, is working to dispel myths among municipal council members and staff about the role of the Ombudsman.  She said, “As we’ve worked with municipalities for the past four years, we noticed some commonly-held beliefs that are incorrect – so we’ve created a list of mythbusters to help them understand our role and theirs.”

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