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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/19/2004

Another crack at protecting whistle-blowers

Ottawa

— New whistle-blower protection may be on the way for federal public-sector workers. The proposed Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act includes significant revisions to the previous bill, introduced earlier this year but not passed before the June election. The proposed legislation calls for heads of federal organizations to establish an internal disclosure mechanism, to put in place a code of conduct, and to provide substantial protection from reprisal for good faith disclosures. “The new proposed bill strengthens both the independence and the powers of the neutral third party for disclosure investigations by assigning this role to the president of the Public Service Commission,” said Minister Reg Alcock, president of the Treasury Board of Canada. The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act can be viewed at

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