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Disclosure of Wrongdoing in the Workplace

The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA), which came into force on April 15, 2007 following the passing of the Federal Accountability Act in December 2006, requires all departments to make an internal disclosure process available to their staff for reporting allegations of wrongdoing.

The PSDPA also requires each chief executive to promptly provide public access to information on founded cases of wrongdoing investigated in accordance with the Act.

The rules and principles governing the reporting of founded disclosures of wrongdoing in the workplace are outlined in the PSDPA: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/P-31.9/index.html.