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NCJ Number: 69587 Find in a Library
Title: Ombudsman - Thirteenth Report, 1979
Corporate Author: New Brunswick Ombudsman
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Brunswick Ombudsman
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1, Canada
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: The activities of the Ombudsman of the Canadian Province of New Brunswick are reported for the calendar year 1979.
Abstract: According to Canadian statutes, the Ombudsman functions as an independent, high-level public official who is responsible to the legislature, receives complaints from private parties against government agencies and employees, and has the power to conduct investigations and recommend corrective action. In 1979, the Ombudsman's office received a total of 1,199 complaints, a decline of 124 grievances from 1978. Three recommendations previously made by the Office were implemented: the creation of a citizen inquiry service, an increase in Silicosis compensation pensions, and the amelioration of pension benefits of persons who joined the public service from other public bodies under the Program of Equal Opportunity. Other 1979 highlights include the hosting of the Sixth Annual Conference of Canadian Legislative Ombudsmen in Fredericton (September 23-26, 1979), assumption of new responsibilities as an appeal mechanism under the Right to Information Act, and visits to provincial penal institutions to meet directly with inmates and review their grievances. Complaints and summaries of complaints received by the Office, a budgetary review, statistical charts on complaints received, and the Canadian Ombudsman Act are appended. The volume also contains a French version of the report.
Index Term(s): New Brunswick; Ombudsmen
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