after requirements became law, has Treasury Board
ensured that all federal government institutions
provide legally-required whistleblower protection?
have avoided more than $500,000 payoff to former
Integrity Commissioner if they had waited for
Auditor General's report and Deloitte report
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This problem likely extends much farther than CSIS, the Canadian Security Establishment and the Canadian Forces.
An analysis by the Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform of statistics provided in Treasury Board reports indicates that:
These statistics call into question the diligence of many departments’ efforts to designate a senior official and provide effective channels for internal reporting of suspected wrongdoing – as required by the federal Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act. The lack of results from many large employers is a red flag reminiscent of disgraced former Integrity Commissioner Christiane Ouimet’s “perfect score”. She also found zero cases of wrongdoing during her three years of tenure, despite receiving hundreds of disclosure complaints.
question is, five years after the requirements became
law, how many of the 183 federal government institutions
subject to the Act
have in place a whistleblower protection system that
Treasury Board has verified, for example through an
audit or evaluation?
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
David Hutton, Executive Director, Federal
Accountability Initiative for Reform
To see FAIR’s
To see the list of
federal Senior Officers for disclosure of wrongdoing, click
To see why a full audit is still needed of past cases that Ouimet failed to investigate properly, click here.
To see the list of
needed reforms to the Act, click here.
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