Will I have access to legal advice?
The Québec Ombudsman may grant financial assistance for obtaining legal services to those who wish to disclose a wrongdoing. The same applies to anyone who cooperates in an audit or investigation stemming from a disclosure or those who feel they have suffered reprisal because of a disclosure or cooperation in an investigation, unless the reprisal is a prohibited practice within the meaning of the Act respecting labour standards.
The Québec Ombudsman can also provide access to legal advice to a person who conveys information to the Autorité des marchés publics or the Commission municipale du Québec, who makes a disclosure to the Ministère des Affaires municipales (MAMH), who cooperates in an audit in such a context, or who believes he or she has suffered reprisal.
For information about eligibility for access to legal advice and its terms and conditions, see the Access to legal advice page.