Lets work together to help improve our City and Province and make our police, elected officials and the people they appoint accountable for their actions. Learn more about many tools taxpayers are paying for that are available to the general public to help accomplish this when it is not happening on its own like FIPPA, WPS complaints, LERA, Ombudsman, City Auditor, OAG and more.
There has been lots of informal complaining in this group and elsewhere about WPS or Officers and their 3rd party partner ACS / Xerox or their Operators (“designated” peace officers and emergency vehicles) or WPA and their 3rd party for profit partner G4S Tech as well as the City and Province relating to traffic enforcement, traffic court, the use of our valuable police and justice system resources, parking, taxes and other public funds. We should all know this informal complaining usually doesn’t accomplish much.If you have an issue at the City or Province that is not getting the attention it should you can contact 311, your City Councillor, MLA and appointed officials (see “Contact info” section below)
To see which Councillors and City Staff or on what committees check:
One of the few things that has worked is court action but this is costly and should not be necessary for us to make those we elect or that they appoint and that we pay to honestly and responsibly lead our City and Province.
So what can we do other than informal complaining?
If you are not getting the answers you need regarding information pertaining only to yourself with the City or Province or suspect something that should be made available to the public is being withheld you can use Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act (FIPPA) requests to the City or Province to ask for this to be disclosed.
Be sure to share your responses with the group.
More info below.
firstname.lastname@example.orgComplaints about Police behaviour (criminal or not), Policy or Administration: http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/professionalstandards/default.stmWPS Online complaints form:
If you prefer your police related complaint about non criminal behaviour or policy / administration can be made with LERA.
Law Enforcement Review Agency
You may also want to contact the Winnipeg Police Board email@example.com about police policy or administration issues or if your complaint is not being addressed.
For non police related complaints to the City or Province:
If relating to the City you can contact 311 or look a specific complaint process for specific departments at http://www.winnipeg.ca or see MB Ombudsman below.
For Provincial complaints there is different process for different departments. More info here:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/ or see MB Ombudsman below.
For complaints about fraud or misuse of public funds you can report this to the City or Province Auditor:
For City public safety concerns contact
The Manitoba Ombudsman
Can investigates complaints from anyone who feels they have been treated unfairly by the provincial government or a municipal government, including the City of Winnipeg. The complaint must relate to a matter of administration. Their Privacy and Access section can investigate things like FIPPA requests that are rejected or redacted or cost estimates not being waived if it a matter of public interest, like public safety or health or you are have low income. There Ombudsman section can’t investigate legislative / political decisions but can investigate how these decisions implemented (i.e. not as intended by legislators or city council etc… and there is several cases where this is occurring)
We already have at least one formal complaint about a WPS officer repeatedly doing illegal u-turn onto a one way street to get back to a traffic enforcement location (non emergency). Video of the officers behaviour as well as a audio recording of the attempted complaint is available. WPS were initially going to accept the complaint until they heard it was an officer and not a member of the public and then changed their tune. This story including the double standard was covered in the metro. This will be escalated and will post more info when available.
We can submit Freedom of Information Act (FIPPA) requests to the City and Province to get try and get the answers.
Specific complaint or report missing SIGNS, obscured signs, short amber, artificially lowered speed limit and other traffic engineering or parking sign deficiencies etc…
OUR elected or appointed officials
COO Michael Jack
Deputy Mayor, public Works Chair, EPC, Counc. Janice Lukes
Attourney General / Minister of Justice
Minister of Finance
Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation
If above ignoring or since we already know they ignoring then include
Report misuse of public funds
Because the abuse we seeing and documenting is being allowed or ignored by so many people and departments to make it easier here is all of them except Ombudsman and LERA and other Councillors.
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
MJack@winnipeg.ca; [FirstNameLastName]@winnipeg.ca; [FirstName.LastName]@leg.gov.mb.ca
Ignored then open formal complaint with
Other options if formal complaint needed against a police or peace officer or you ignored:
Lets work together to help improve our City and Province and if needed use FIPPA, LERA, Winnipeg Police Board, Auditors, Ombudsman, LERA and more
Aug 28 2016 – Kevin Yaworski