Sept. 13, 2021: Canada has been called on to answer to the Human Rights Committee (HRC), Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, for ". . . legislative or other measures it has taken to enhance protection of whistleblowers". See paragraph 22, "List of Issues Prior to Reporting" related to how Canada has been fulfilling commitments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which Canada signed on to in 1976. See Whistleblowing Canada's letter to the HRC on this matter prior to finalizing the list of issues.
August 31, 2021: Florian Martin-Bariteau and his team at the University of Ottawa today announced the new Portal which is a step ahead in the whistleblowing world in Canada. This portal aims to present in clear language the diverse legal protections available across Canada to whistleblowers, in other words the individuals making public interest disclosures about wrongdoing collected here in one place.
The site provides an important Tip: "With the uncertainty surrounding the legal framework, whistleblowers’ best protection relies on their anonymity." Good advice when protective legislation does not protect!
This should be a great resource for those interested in helping whistleblowers.
June 23, 2021: In celebration of World Whistleblower Day, we're announcing our partnership with the UK's newly launched charity, Parrhesia. View our Press Release.
June 23, 2021: Parrhesia, a new whistleblowing research charity launches its website on World Whistleblower Day. View their Press Release.
June 23, 2021: Read the latest Whistleblowing Canada newsletter here.
May 16, 2021: News Alert! Threats to National Security - the consequences to Canadians of governments ignoring truth-tellers and Project Sidewinder some thirty Years ago. Click here to go to our new "Consequences" page for more details and a preview of Sam Cooper's new book on the subject.