Vladimir Putin

Ivany, Dr. Randall E.

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The new enthusiasm of "ombudsmania." A brief history of the term and concept. The opening of the Ombudsman's Office in Alberta in 1967. Number of complaints received and those investigated. Some similar statistics from Quebec. Support from the news media, the Canadian Bar Association, and the International Bar Association. How the Ombudsman operates in terms of reporting. Usually, the Ombudsman is a servant of the Legislature, not an appointment of the government in power. The necessity for the office. Alternatives to the Ombudsman institution. Examples of situations investigated. Difficulties of expansion, with illustrative examples. The jurisdiction of the Alberta Ombudsman. The function of the Alberta Ombudsman, with a description of office and examples of operation.

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