Disclosure of Wrongdoing in the Workplace

The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) requires that all federal government departments and agencies establish internal procedures to allow public servants to disclose possible wrongdoing in the government workplace.

The PSDPA also requires every government department and agency to provide public access to information about any case of wrongdoing that has been found as a result of a disclosure under the PSDPA.

Wrongdoing is defined in the PSDPA as:

  • a contravention of any Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, or of any regulations made under any such Act;
  • a misuse of public funds or a public asset;
  • a gross mismanagement;
  • an act or omission that creates a substantial and specific danger to the life, health or safety of persons, or to the environment;
  • a serious breach of a code of conduct;
  • knowingly directing or counselling a person to commit a wrongdoing.

This site will be updated regularly to provide public access to information on founded wrongdoing within the Commission.

More information about the disclosure of possible wrongdoing in the government workplace can be found in the PSDPA.

Please note that information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act does not appear on this site.


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