D-11.1 - Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies

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11. If the Public Protector receives a disclosure or has reasonable grounds to believe that a wrongdoing has been committed or is about to be committed, the Public Protector makes the verifications the Public Protector considers appropriate.
In addition, the Public Protector may conduct an investigation or designate any person referred to in section 25 of the Public Protector Act (chapter P‑32) to conduct an investigation on the Public Protector’s behalf. The Public Protector may, in writing, give a person who is not a member of the Public Protector’s personnel a mandate to examine a disclosure and, if applicable, conduct an investigation or any other specific mandate related to any of the Public Protector’s functions. The Public Protector may delegate the exercise of any of the Public Protector’s powers to such a person, provided that person agrees to be bound by confidentiality requirements equivalent to those that apply to the Public Protector’s personnel. Section 25 of the Public Protector Act applies, with the necessary modifications, to such a person conducting an investigation.
The public body concerned must cooperate with the Public Protector.
2016, c. 342016, c. 34, s. 11.
In force: 2017-05-01
11. If the Public Protector receives a disclosure or has reasonable grounds to believe that a wrongdoing has been committed or is about to be committed, the Public Protector makes the verifications the Public Protector considers appropriate.
In addition, the Public Protector may conduct an investigation or designate any person referred to in section 25 of the Public Protector Act (chapter P‑32) to conduct an investigation on the Public Protector’s behalf. The Public Protector may, in writing, give a person who is not a member of the Public Protector’s personnel a mandate to examine a disclosure and, if applicable, conduct an investigation or any other specific mandate related to any of the Public Protector’s functions. The Public Protector may delegate the exercise of any of the Public Protector’s powers to such a person, provided that person agrees to be bound by confidentiality requirements equivalent to those that apply to the Public Protector’s personnel. Section 25 of the Public Protector Act applies, with the necessary modifications, to such a person conducting an investigation.
The public body concerned must cooperate with the Public Protector.
2016, c. 342016, c. 34, s. 11.