A member of the personnel of a body subject to the Act;
A supplier or subcontractor;
Anyone else who is aware of a wrongdoing relating to a public body that has been committed or is about to be committed.
The Act to facilitate the disclosure
of wrongdoings relating to
public bodies came into
force on May 1, 2017.
A senior manager at a health institution overpaid for office furniture. As the Québec Ombudsman sees it, this was an abuse of public funds.
According to a whistleblower, a public body would have jeopardized public safety had it repaired infrastructure based on the specifications at hand. Deeming the risk to be legitimate, the Québec Ombudsman intervened promptly with the authorities concerned.
The Québec Ombudsman saw that the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ) failed to fully protect the confidentiality of a whistleblower and of the facts disclosed. These breaches have since been corrected and the Québec Ombudsman’s recommendations have been implemented.