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Protect Whistleblowers Who Protect Canadians

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People have tried to protect you and your family by blowing the whistle on governments wasting billions of dollars, approving dangerous drugs, and covering up scandals, and by blowing the whistle on big businesses gouging you, selling you hazardous products, and covering up pollution and oil spills.

These whistleblowers have been harassed, fired from their jobs, sued, silenced and hurt by governments and big businesses – all because Canadian whistleblower protection laws are weak and enforcement is negligently bad.

The federal Liberals failed to include any promises to strengthen whistleblower protection in their 2015 election platform.  The federal Conservatives did little to strengthen whistleblower protection from 2006 to 2015, and actually covered up scandals involving the Integrity Commissioner (who enforces the federal law).  Other federal parties have done little to push for key changes, and provincial governments across Canada have failed to protect whistleblowers fully and effectively.

A House of Commons committee of MPs unanimously called for key changes to strengthen whistleblower protection in their June 2017 report.

The federal government is reviewing the whistleblower protection law right now – please sign this petition calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and other federal party leaders to make key changes to protect whistleblowers who protect you and your family.

Your time to be heard and counted is now!

To see details about the House Committee's report, check out:

Liberals weigh whistleblower protection update amid backlash over access-to-information bill (National Post, June 26, 2017)

House Committee recommends key changes to strengthen federal government whistleblower protection – will the Liberals finally make the changes? (Democracy Watch, June 16, 2017)

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