101.24. A disclosure of wrongdoing is made to the Minister and diligently processed in accordance with the procedure the Minister determines. The procedure must, among other things,
(1) provide for a written notice of receipt of the disclosed information to be sent to the person who made the disclosure, if that person’s identity is known;
(2) specify the manner in which a disclosure is to be filed;
(3) determine the time limits for processing a disclosure;
(4) state that any person may disclose information to the Public Protector or the Minister;
(5) subject to section 101.28, include all necessary measures to ensure that the identity of the person who makes a disclosure or cooperates in an inspection or investigation conducted on the basis of a disclosure remains confidential;
(6) include measures to protect the rights of the persons involved in a disclosure, in particular during an inspection or investigation; and
(7) state the protection provided for by Division III of this chapter against reprisals and the time limit for exercising a recourse against a practice prohibited by subparagraph 11 of the first paragraph of section 122 of the Act respecting labour standards (chapter N-1.1).
For the purposes of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph, the procedure must provide that the person who made the disclosure, if that person’s identity is known, is notified as soon as the processing of the disclosure has been completed. The Minister notifies the person who made the disclosure if its processing must continue beyond 60 days after the date on which it was received. The Minister must subsequently notify the person, every 90 days, that the processing of the disclosure is ongoing, until the Minister puts an end to it. The Minister sends such notices in writing.
The Minister sees to the dissemination of the procedure.