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

Fri, Sep 16, 2022

WHITEHORSE – The Canadian Conference on Public Interest Disclosure, hosted by the acting Yukon Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner Jason Pedlar, is wrapping up today in Whitehorse, Yukon.

The two-day conference included representatives from jurisdictions across Canada, all of whom have responsibility for overseeing legislation that facilitates the disclosure by employees of potential wrongdoings within their organizations. There are 12 such offices in Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut and the Yukon, as well as the federal office.

The meeting is held annually to facilitate the sharing of best practices, common challenges and potential solutions. This is the third year in a row that the Yukon has hosted and organized the meeting. In both 2020 and 2021, the meeting was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pedlar’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 the 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.


Elaine Schiman
Communications Manager
Office of the Yukon Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner & Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner

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