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.
- Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act
- Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act Regulations