Bill 87: New measures to encourage whistleblowing in Quebec public bodies
The following post by Daniel Bénay, Marc-Alexandre Hudon and Mason Gordon on our Canadian Energy Perspectives blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Bill 87: New measures to encourage whistleblowing in Quebec public bodies.
The Québec government has proposed new measures to encourage the disclosure of wrongdoing in the public sector. On December 2, 2015, Martin Coiteux, the Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review and Chair of the Conseil du trésor sponsored and introduced Bill n°87: An Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings within public bodies (the “Bill”). The purpose of the legislation is to “facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings within public bodies and to establish a protection regime against reprisals.” In brief, the Bill creates a formal regime for whistleblowing “wrongdoings” in “public bodies”.