Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators Discussion Paper on Privilege and Whistle Blower Protection

December 2005 – The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) is issuing this discussion paper on privilege and whistle-blower protection, two aspects of risk-based regulation. The privilege is for documents related to self-assessments. CCIR welcomes the comments, suggestions and ideas from stakeholders regarding the matters considered in this paper. This paper can be found on the CCIR’s web site at http://www.ccir-ccrra.org .

A working group of the CCIR is undertaking this work to determine whether recommendations should be made to provide for privilege and whistle-blower protection. If recommendations are made by the working group and adopted by CCIR, each province and territory would decide whether to implement them. It has been determined that the implementation of privilege and whistle-blower protection would require legislation.

Written submissions should be forwarded to:

Mrs. Carol Shevlin
Policy Manager (A)
CCIR Secretariat
5160 Yonge Street, Box 85
17th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6L9
E-mail: ccir-ccrra@fsco.gov.on.ca

Technical questions about the paper can be addressed to the working group by contacting Paul Braithwaite at E-mail: pbraithw@fsco.gov.on.ca

We look forward to receiving your submissions by February 28, 2006. Electronic copies of submissions would be preferred. Please note that CCIR intends to make the submissions received publicly available. The submissions will be posted to the CCIR web site at the end of the submission period. If you indicate that you do not want your submission or specific parts of your submission made public, we will treat the submission, or the designated parts, as confidential to the limited extent permitted by law.

The eleven page discussion paper can be found at the CCIR web site at Privilege and Whistle Blower Protection

About CCIR

The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) is an inter-jurisdictional association of regulators of insurance. Its mandate is to facilitate and promote an effective regulatory system in Canada to serve the public interest. CCIR works cooperatively with other financial services regulators to enhance consumer protection and to develop and harmonize insurance policy and regulation across jurisdictions. More at http://www.ccir-ccrra.org/CCIR/index.htm