6. Any person may, at any time, contact the Public Protector to disclose information that could show that a wrongdoing has been committed or is about to be committed in relation to a public body. Wrongdoings include, in particular, those committed by a member of the personnel of a public body in the exercise of his or her functions or by any other person, partnership, group or other entity in the course of the tendering or awarding process for, or the performance of, a contract of a public body, including a grant of financial assistance. A disclosure may be made anonymously or not.
In the case of a disclosure concerning a public body referred to in paragraph 9 of section 2, a person may, if he or she prefers, contact the Minister of Families in accordance with Chapter VII.2 of the Educational Childcare Act (chapter S-4.1.1) to disclose the information.
In the case of a disclosure concerning a public body referred to in any of paragraphs 1 to 8 and 10 of section 2, a person who is a member of the personnel of the public body may, if he or she prefers, contact the officer responsible for dealing with disclosures within that body to disclose the information.
If a person wishes to make a disclosure concerning a public body referred to in paragraph 9.1 of section 2, the person may contact the minister responsible for municipal affairs to make the disclosure.
2016, c. 34, s. 6; 2018, c. 8, s. 1641; 2017, c. 27, s. 188.