Public Integrity

The Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies came into force on May 1, 2017.

Already, given the number of disclosures we have received, we can see the merits of such independent and impartial recourse.

Between May 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018:

  • 270 requests received
  • 122 grounds for disclosure processed
  • 12 investigations underway as at March 31, 2018

About Public Integrity

A wrongdoing may consist of:

  • a contravention of a law or regulation applicable in Québec;
  • a serious breach of the standards of ethics and professional conduct;
  • a misuse of funds or property belonging to a public body;
  • gross mismanagement within a public body, including an abuse of authority;
  • an act or omission that seriously compromises a person's health or safety or the environment;
  • directing or counselling a person to commit a wrongdoing.

More than 5,000 bodies subject:

  • government departments and agencies;
  • government corporations;
  • school boards;
  • cegeps;
  • universities;
  • public health and social services network institutions and private institutions under contract;
  • childcare centres, subsidized childcare services and home childcare coordinating offices; as well as
  • people appointed or named by the National Assembly.

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