The Ombudsman Act

C.C.S.M. c. O45

The Ombudsman Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions
2 Appointment of Ombudsman
(1.1) Committee recommendation required
(2) Appointment process
(3) [Repealed]
3 Officer of Assembly
(2) Restrictions on employment
4 Term of office
(2) Resignation
5 Suspension or removal
6 Suspension if Assembly not sitting
(2) Length of suspension
7 Remuneration
(2) Reduction of salary
8 Expenses
8.1 Deputy Ombudsman
(2) Powers and duties
(3) Salary in certain cases
(4) No other public office
9 Application of Civil Service Superannuation Act
(2) Privileges and perquisites of the office
(3) Employees
10 Oath of office
11 Oath of staff
12 Secrecy
(2) Disclosure in reports
13 Powers under Part V of The Evidence Act
14 Delegation
(2) Evidence of delegation
15 Investigations
15.2 Five-year sunset clause
(2) Review by Assembly
(3) Services continue during review
16 Reference by committees of assembly
(2) Reference by Lieutenant Governor in Council
16.1 [Repealed]
17 Exercise of powers
18 Restriction on jurisdiction
19 Restriction on investigation by minister
(2) Report of certificate
20 Questions relating to jurisdiction
21 Complaints in writing
22 Privacy of communication to Ombudsman
23 Refusal to investigate
(2) Limitation on review of discretionary powers
24 Report of refusal to investigate
25 Notice of investigation
26 Private investigations
27 Hearings
28 Right to be heard
29 Consultation with minister
(2) Reference to deputy minister
30 Evidence
(2) Examination on oath
31 Restrictions on disclosures
32 Application of certain rules
(2) Provisions relating to secrecy
33 Admissibility of evidence
34 Defence for certain offences
35 Right of entry
(2) Notice of entry
36 Report on investigation
(2) Nature of recommendations
(3) Report considered at closed meeting
37 Notice of proposed steps
(2) Further report on recommendations
(3) Comments included in report
(4) Report tabled at council meeting
38 Report to complainant
39 Review of Ombudsman's decision
40 Proceedings against Ombudsman prohibited
41 Ombudsman not to be called as witness
42 Annual report to Legislature
43 Publication of reports
44 Rules
(2) Procedure of Ombudsman
45 Offence and penalty
46 Additional remedies