What can the Commissioner do?

The Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner is independent from government and government institutions and is an officer of the provincial legislative assembly.

 The Commissioner can:

• Provide advice to public servants and Designated Officers regarding wrongdoings.
• Resolve complaints
• Refer matters to other oversight bodies or other independent offices (e.g. Provincial Auditor)
• Refer matters to government or to government institutions
• Investigate matters and make recommendations to government
• Publicly report on his office’s activities

What action the Commissioner will take will depend on the case and the facts of the case. When advice is sought or a disclosure is made to the Commissioner it will be assessed to determine what the best course of action should be.

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