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

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7. If a person has reasonable grounds to believe that a wrongdoing committed or about to be committed poses a serious risk to a person’s health or safety or to the environment and cannot, given the urgency of the situation, contact one of the persons referred to in section 6, that person may disclose to the public any information he or she considers reasonably necessary to avoid that risk and may enjoy the protection against reprisals provided for in Chapter VII.
However, before doing so, that person must communicate the information to a police force or to the Anti-Corruption Commissioner. In addition, the communication of information must not have the foreseeable effect of hindering intervention measures intended to avoid serious risk to a person’s health or safety or to the environment.
2016, c. 342016, c. 34, s. 7.
In force: 2017-05-01
7. If a person has reasonable grounds to believe that a wrongdoing committed or about to be committed poses a serious risk to a person’s health or safety or to the environment and cannot, given the urgency of the situation, contact one of the persons referred to in section 6, that person may disclose to the public any information he or she considers reasonably necessary to avoid that risk and may enjoy the protection against reprisals provided for in Chapter VII.
However, before doing so, that person must communicate the information to a police force or to the Anti-Corruption Commissioner. In addition, the communication of information must not have the foreseeable effect of hindering intervention measures intended to avoid serious risk to a person’s health or safety or to the environment.
2016, c. 342016, c. 34, s. 7.