PEI MLA proposes bill to expand Ombudsperson Act to cover PSE


A new bill brought forward by Prince Edward Island MLA Karla Bernard could see postsecondary institutions brought under the provincial Ombudsperson Act. The move would give the provincial ombudsperson the opportunity to review decisions, recommendations, or acts relating to PEI’s public postsecondary institutions: Collège de l’Île, Holland College, and the University of Prince Edward Island. “The University of Prince Edward Island believes the proposed changes to the Ombudsperson Act are positive ones,” said UPEI Interim President Dr Greg Keefe. “We would welcome the opportunity to work with OmbudsPEI to provide an external mechanism for review of practices and decisions, subsequent to internal processes.”

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