LETHBRIDGE - Alberta's Ombudsman, Peter Hourihan, was in Lethbridge on Thursday to
increase awareness about what his office can do for people.
Ombudsman responds to complaints when people feel they've been treated unfairly
or unjustly by the provincial government and there's some professional
organizations that are included in their jurisdiction as well.
Talking about the most common complaints, Hourihan says "some of them are
benefit driven programs, such as workers compensation, AISH or PDD, maintenance
enforcement program, but we get complaints or concerns raised about a variety of
If they determine someone was treated unjustly, they make recommendations to
different levels of the government.
Hourihan encourages anyone who feels
they have been treated unfairly to call 1-888-455-2756 toll free.