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Yukon Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner hosts virtual meeting of counterparts from across Canada

Tue, Sep 28, 2021

WHITEHORSE – For the second year in a row, the Yukon Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner, Diane McLeod-McKay, has hosted and organized the annual meeting of her counterparts from across Canada. In both 2020 and 2021, the meeting was held virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 meeting took place on September 27th and 28th. The meeting is held annually to facilitate the sharing of best practices, common challenges and potential solutions.  

There are 12 offices in Canada which have responsibility for overseeing legislation that facilitates the disclosure by employees of potential wrongdoings within their organizations. These jurisdictions are Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, the Yukon, and Canada.

McLeod-McKay’s work as Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner is set out in the Yukon’s Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act (PIDWA). The purpose of PIDWA is to facilitate employee disclosures of potential wrongdoing that may be occurring in public entities in Yukon. The public entities covered include all departments of the Yukon government, the Yukon Legislative Assembly, Yukon University, Yukon Hospital Corporation and others, all of which are listed in the Schedule in PIDWA.

The Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner, and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner is an independent officer of the Yukon Legislative Assembly.