Busy first year for the PEI Ombudsman

The Prince Edward Island Ombudsman’s Office has released its first annual report, covering the first 14 months of its existence. The province was the last in the country without an ombudsman before Sandy Hermiston took office.

Between mid-February 2022 and the end of March 2023, the ombudsman’s office was contacted 151 times and received 64 complaints.

Building an office from scratch is very difficult. The aim was to find office space and hire qualified staffsays Sandy Hermiston in French.

It’s a lot of work to set up such an office.

Of the 64 complaints, the Ombudsman closed 44, including 11 that were resolved informally. Twelve led to investigations, 13 were rejected.

Sandy Hermiston also admits that part of her job is educating citizens about their roles and responsibilities.

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