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Alberta and Saskatchewan Ombudsman representatives to visit Lloydminster

2015-05-15

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The offices of the Alberta Ombudsman and Saskatchewan Ombudsman will host a public presentation and provide one-on-one meetings for complainants in Lloydminster later this month.

“We recognize Lloydminster is in a unique geographic position, and our two offices felt it would be appropriate to conduct a joint visit,” said Peter Hourihan, Alberta’s Ombudsman. “Reaching out directly to people is one of the best ways to improve their understanding of what we do, and to provide direct access to an Ombudsman expert.”

“My staff look forward to meeting with people in Lloydminster,” said Mary McFadyen, Saskatchewan’s Ombudsman. “As an independent office, we have a role in helping ensure that government runs its programs fairly.”

Residents of Lloydminster and surrounding communities are encouraged to book an appointment with an investigator to discuss how they may have been treated unfairly by a provincial government service on:

Thursday, May 28
The Legacy Centre
5101 46 Street
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A public presentation titled “What does an ombudsman do?” will also be held at the Legacy Centre from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a senior investigator from each office. Admission is free.

To book an appointment with an Alberta Ombudsman investigator, call 1-888-455-2756. To book an appointment with a Saskatchewan Ombudsman representative, call 1-800-667-9787.


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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Paul Michna
Communications Manager
Alberta Ombudsman
780-643-1531
Paul.michna@ombudsman.ab.ca


Leila Dueck
Communications Director
Ombudsman Saskatchewan
306-787-7369
ldueck@ombudsman.sk.ca

 

About the Alberta Ombudsman:

As an officer of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly, the Alberta Ombudsman is an impartial and independent organization. The Ombudsman investigates Albertans’ complaints of unfair treatment by provincial government departments and authorities, the patient concerns resolution process of Alberta Health Services, and designated professional organizations. The Ombudsman operates independently from the Alberta government, political parties and individual elected officials. Our governing legislation is the Ombudsman Act.


About the Saskatchewan Ombudsman:

The Saskatchewan Ombudsman is an officer of the Legislative Assembly who promotes and protects fairness and integrity in the design and delivery of government services. The Ombudsman has the authority to take complaints from citizens who believe that a government ministry, branch, board, commission Crown corporation or other agency of the government, or a publicly-funded health agency has not dealt fairly with them. The Ombudsman operates under The Ombudsman Act, 2012.

 

 

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