What is a wrongdoing?

A wrongdoing, under PIDA, is:

  • an unlawful act that contravenes provincial or federal legislation,
  • a substantial and specific danger to person(s) or the environment,
  • gross mismanagement of public funds or assets,
  • counseling to commit a wrongdoing; or
  • a reprisal.

PIDA is intended to address wrongdoings related to the public interest; it is not intended to address personal or workplace grievances like bullying, sexual harassment or racial discrimination. Matters such as these should be addressed through existing procedures established to deal with such concerns.

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