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New whistle-blower law for Manitoba health-care workers • University of Toronto to end mandatory retirement • New Federal anti-racism campaign • Help for grounded Jetsgo employees • Spam canned?
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/13/2005

New whistle-blower law for Manitoba health-care workers

Winnipeg

— Manitoba has introduced whistle-blower legislation that requires health-care workers to report any so-called critical incidents that affect a patient’s care. The bill also protects workers from being disciplined or otherwise penalized for coming forward. Health Minister Tim Sale, said the bill is in response to the inquest into the deaths of several babies in the 1990s at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. The inquest found that doctors took on cases outside the scope of their experience and didn’t give parents enough information.

University of Toronto to end mandatory retirement

Toronto