What information will the Québec Ombudsman make public?
At the end of the audit or investigation, the Québec Ombudsman must report its conclusions to the highest ranking administrative official within the public body concerned by the disclosure.
If the wrongdoing proves to be founded, we release the outcome of the investigation if the identity of the whistleblower can be protected and he or she can be protected from reprisal.
However, confidential or sensitive information will be protected. Furthermore, Québec Ombudsman employees are bound by secrecy regarding the information they are made aware of in the context of their duties.
If a reprisal investigation leads to penal prosecution, the investigation file must be communicated to the person concerned.
See the How am I protected? section for information about the protection you are entitled to when you disclose a wrongdoing.