The provincial government’s second annual report on disclosure of wrongdoing was tabled in the legislature today, Nov. 23. The report, which covers April 1, 2005, and March 31, 2006, was tabled by Human Resources Minister, Ernest Fage. “The province has regulations and policy in place that enable employees to report wrongdoing without fear of reprisal,” said Mr. Fage. “These mechanisms, and an annual report to the public, are important parts of accountable government and building confidence among Nova Scotians.” Nova Scotia implemented umbrella disclosure regulations and policy in September 2004. The regulations are not meant to supercede other protections for employees, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act. In the time frame covered by the report, there were no disclosures reported. The Public Service Commission met with government agencies to share information and created a website and resources for employees and managers. The Office of the Ombudsman developed an information package for government employees and established a wrongdoing inquiry line (1-877-670-1100). A copy of the annual report can be accessed on the Public Service Commission’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/psc .