BC expands whistle-blower legislation to public postsecondary institutions

The Government of British Columbia has extended the Public Interest Disclosures Act (PIDA) to public postsecondary institutions. PIDA protects employees and promotes accountability and transparency by providing a framework through which employees can report serious wrongdoings. Disclosers and those who participate in PIDA investigations are protected from acts of reprisal. “Expanding PIDA to public [postsecondary] institutions will allow employees to confidentially disclose serious wrongdoing without fear of reprisal,” said BC Attorney General Niki Sharma. “As we bring more employees under the protections of this legislation, we are making sure integrity and accountability in our public service is preserved and upheld.”