I can tell you that we've applied that discretion in 10% of all our reprisal complaints over the years. Within that 10%, there may be instances where the commissioner decided that the matter could more appropriately be dealt with by another process. So, the person has not exercised an existing recourse, but we tell the person, “Look, your matter resembles a privacy complaint and perhaps you should go through the Privacy Commissioner.”
Evidence of meeting #78 for Government Operations and Estimates in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was wrongdoing.
A recording is available from Parliament.