Towards a new standard for whistleblower protection
Historically, whistleblowers in Canada and around the world have been seen in a largely negative light. They are often perceived as meddling outsiders or self-serving snitches rather than as honest, forthright individuals who are simply trying to do the right thing. As a result, they have frequently been the victims of retaliation—job
loss, reputation smearing and physical threats when their names have become known. Whistleblower retaliation is depriving organizations of the invaluable information that whistleblowers can provide.