Who are Organizational Heads?

The Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) uses the term “permanent head” to refer to the head of a government organization. In the case of most government organizations, the permanent head is the Deputy Minister, President, or other official in charge of the ministry, agency, board or commission, who is directly responsible to a member of the Executive Council. In the case of a Crown corporation, the permanent head is the Chief Executive Officer of the Crown.

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