Why Canada’s Whistleblower Protection Legislation is Tied For Last Place: an analysis of countries with “best practices” in their relationships with whistleblowers as enshrined in legislation

Presenter: Tom Devine, Legal Director for the Government Accountability Project (GAP), Washington, D.C.

Moderator:  Paloma Raggo, PhD., School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University teaches in the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) program.

April 14, 2021 at 12pm - 1pm
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  • Rhonda Starkman
    commented 2021-04-13 13:39:40 -0700
    I don’t know how to edit my post so I am writing a new one to add that yes, I read the report of the Government Accountability Project and the International Bar Association and I knew it only referred to one Federal Government organization.

    Nevertheless, I maintain that Canada also ranks last in the Provincial Government and in the private sector.

    Although I have not done an in depth, multi-country comparative study, any Whistleblower who has reported to a Canadian regulator and who monitors whistleblowing laws and cases internationally, knows what I mean.

    I am pretty sure Tom Devine know too.

    Please feel free to prove I am wrong.
    Real proof. Not a propaganda press release.
  • Rhonda Starkman
    commented 2021-03-22 15:52:45 -0700
    This seems contradictory to the boasting we heard from the Ontario Securities Commission.

    Remember… A Whistleblower faced brutal retaliation and the OSC (which, BTW, is run by corporate lawyers who call whistleblowers “bounty hunters”), took action, collecting nearly $2 Million in Administrative Penalties, plus costs.

    Did the Whistleblower receive any of that money?

    OSC: “We issue a press release if we pay out a whistleblower award.”

    So no.

    That’s one reason why the OSC can proudly claim last place in the world for its Whistleblower Protection.

    What?! Does this mean the OSC speaker was lying in Whistleblowing Canada’s webinar?

    No comment.

    I will simply say…
    I could have told you that.
    In fact, I did.
    But… despite being an OSC Whistleblower, like all Canadian whistleblowers, I have zero credibility.

    My personal thanks to Tom Devine for providing data to back up the warnings I have been giving about the OSC for years.

    I look forward to everyone hearing the truth about Canada on April 14… from an American.

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