www.ombudsmanforum.ca/whatis_e.asp (external - login to view)
What is an "Ombudsman"?
An ombudsman is an independent, objective investigator of people's complaints against government agencies and other organizations, both public and private sectors. After a fair, thorough review, the ombudsman decides if the complaint is justified and makes recommendations to the organization in order to resolve the problem.
The two most common kinds of ombudsman in Canada and in other countries are:
* Legislative (or classical) ombudsman who are established by statute and who can report findings and recommendations to ministers of the Crown, to the provincial legislature or to Parliament.
* Executive Ombudsman who report only to the head of the organization whom they investigate, such as government departments or Crown corporations, universities/colleges or businesses.
I like the look of the first one there, namely LEGISLATIVE Ombudsman, especially if they could go after ALL the Provinces and the Federal Governemnt to get the SAME Rules and Regulations set up across Canada.
Looking at that website that may come under Canadian Heritage
www.pch.gc.ca/index_e.cfm (external - login to view)
which, as they say: "Canadian Heritage is responsible for NATIONAL POLICIES and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and STRENGTHEN CONNECTIONS among Canadians."
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