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Alberta to protect whistleblowers on use of public funds

Alberta has introduced Whistleblower Protection legislation and expects it to come into force on June 1 next year. The Public Interest Disclosure Act is designed to protect anyone who reports wrongdoing, including those who report "acts or...



Alberta has introduced Whistleblower Protection legislation and expects it to come into force on June 1 next year. The Public Interest Disclosure Act is designed to protect anyone who reports wrongdoing, including those who report “acts or omissions that create a danger to the public or environment; and gross mismanagement of public funds.” The legislation will apply to the Alberta Public Service, provincial agencies, and academic and health institutions.