In force: 2017-05-01
8. A person making a disclosure or cooperating in an audit or investigation conducted on the basis of a disclosure may communicate, in accordance with this Act, any information that could show that a wrongdoing has been committed or is about to be committed.
The first paragraph applies despite the provisions on the communication of information provided for in the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (chapter P‑39.1) and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A‑2.1), except those provided for in section 33 of the latter Act. It also applies despite any other communication restrictions under a law and any duty of confidentiality or loyalty that may be binding on the person, including toward an employer or, if applicable, a client.
However, the lifting of professional secrecy authorized under this section does not apply to professional secrecy between a lawyer or a notary and a client.