Legislation and Regulations

The Office of the Ombudsman is required by statute to investigate and respond to citizens concerns arising from the administration of provincial and municipal laws within Nova Scotia. The Office may also initiate own motion investigations, systemic issues, and matters referred to it by a Committee of the House.

Ombudsman Act and Regulations

Under the Provincial Civil Service Disclosure of Wrongdoing Regulations, the Ombudsman is granted authority to investigate claims brought forward by provincial civil servants regarding allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace.

Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act and Regulations