No. If you speak out about a wrongdoing publicly or through the media, the Act will not protect you against reprisal.

Exception: if the situation poses a serious risk to a person’s health or safety or to the environment and is urgent, you are protected against reprisal by the Act if:

  • you alerted a police force or the UPAC before going public or to the media;
  • disclosure does not interfere with measures to prevent these serious risks.