12. At any time, the Public Protector must put an end to the processing of a disclosure if the alleged wrongdoing is the subject of court proceedings or relates to a decision rendered by a court.
In addition, the Public Protector puts an end to the examination of a disclosure if of the opinion, in particular,
(1) that the subject-matter of the disclosure does not fall within the Public Protector’s mandate;
(2) that the disclosure is made for personal purposes and not in the public interest;
(3) that the subject-matter of the disclosure questions the merits of the policies and program objectives of the Government or of a public body;
(4) that the subject-matter of the disclosure questions the effectiveness, efficiency or merits of strategies, policy directions and operations related to the investment activities, fund management activities or debt management activities of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec or Investissement Québec; or
(5) that the disclosure is frivolous.
When putting an end to the processing or examination of a disclosure, the Public Protector sends a notice, with reasons, to the person who made the disclosure, if the person’s identity is known.