The Office of the Ombudsman has achieved an interesting accomplishment.
It has received its 1000th complaint, two years after being granted jurisdiction over Saskatchewan municipalities.
Mary McFadyen says the body is important, as it is accountable to residents who expect exemplary behaviour from their elected representatives.
“If it’s an issue about how a council member is conducting himself, then we can look at complaints regarding their conduct,” states McFadyen.
“Because they take an oath that they’ll carry out their municipal duties in the best interest of the community and not further their own private interests.”
McFadyen notes considering the importance of municipal government in Saskatchewan, the amount of complaints to her office hasn’t surprised her.