Posts Categorized: 50th Anniversary

Promoting Fair Practices for 50 Years

When the Alberta Ombudsman began operations 50 years ago this week, the province and its government operated much differently than it does today.

Out of necessity, the Alberta Ombudsman’s approach to complaint handling has required adjustment.  When first conceived, the …

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Evolving Jurisdiction Over Time

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The Ombudsman’s jurisdictional reach granted by proclamation of the Ombudsman Act included Alberta government departments, boards and agencies. There was an immediate question of jurisdiction over the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) as legal opinions held that the WCB was …

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