Improved Access to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Decisions and Orders

We are pleased to announce that the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal (PSDPT) significantly improved access and search capabilities of its decisions and orders by adopting Decisia.  The PSDPT decisions are now organized by collections which can be searched in full-text and filtered by:

  • Case name;
  • Citation;
  • File number(s);
  • Date;
  • Decision-maker(s);
  • Decision type;
  • Decision on the motion; and
  • Law.

Decisia self-publishing features will enable the PSDPT to post new decisions on its website in a timely fashion.  All decisions are made available in accessible HTML (compliant with the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard), making them easier to browse and read for persons with disabilities. Decisions are also made available in PDF format for download and print.

The PSDPT also seized the opportunity presented by this update to adopt the Neutral Citation standard of the Canadian Citation Committee.  Specified in the document titled The Preparation, Citation and Distribution of Canadian Decisions, the neutral citation is endorsed by the Canadian Judicial Council, and is consistently applied by all Canadian Courts and a large number of Tribunals.  In this regard, each PSDPT decision rendered to date has been assigned a unique and vendor-neutral citation facilitating the identification of the decisions across various online databases.

Finally, we are also pleased to announce that PSDPT decisions are now available on the CanLII website.  CanLII is the most popular website for accessing Canadian legal information online.  The capacity of Decisia to automatically synchronize data to CanLII means that all future decisions to be rendered by the PSDPT will be made available on the CanLII website within 24 hours of their publishing on the tribunal website.