Legislation & Regulations

Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act (PIDWA)

The Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act (PIDWA) and Regulations provide provincial government employees, and members of the public, with a reporting process to disclose allegations of government wrongdoing. The Act also provides protection for government employees who make a disclosure, in good faith, and subsequently face reprisal. 

A wrongdoing is defined as:

  • a contravention of provincial or federal statutes or regulations if the contravention related to official activities of the employee or any public funds or assets;
  • a misuse or gross mismanagement of public funds or assets, (the Regulations further define gross mismanagement);
  • an act or omission that creates a substantial and specific danger to the life, health or safety of persons or the environment, or;
  • directing or counselling someone to commit a wrongdoing.