Ombudsman (Series) (1974-1980)

In 1974, the CBC introduced Ombudsman, which concerned public advocacy for citizens' rights in disputes with government or corporate bureaucracy.

Ombudsman invited viewers to inform the show of run-ins with institutions and with government and corporate bureaucracy. A staff researchers investigated legitimate complaints of personal injustice and attempted to settle matters. Succeeding seasons attempted to expand the breadth of the show's concerns, and to deal with Canadians' search for justice in a comprehensive way. In particular, regular programs concerned issues of government accessibility and secrecy.

Robert Cooper .... Host (1974-1979)
Kathleen Ruff .... Host (1979-1980)
Ken Dryden .... Contributor (1976-1977)

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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