FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

What powers does the Ombud have?

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