FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

What powers does the Ombudsman have?

The Ombudsman has strong powers of investigation, which are set out in legislation called the pdfOmbudsman Act. Although the vast majority of complaints to the Ombudsman’s Office are resolved quickly and informally, the Ombudsman has the power to inspect provincial government premises and documents and to summons witnesses. All provincial government organizations must co-operate with the Ombudsman’s investigations.