Saskatchewan passes whistleblower protection

Amendments to Labour Standards Act improve on existing whistleblower protection: province
||Last Updated: 06/21/2005

Saskatchewan has strengthened whistleblower protection for employees with the passing of Bill 86, the Labour Standards Amendment Act.

The act, which received first reading in the fall, was passed this week. It goes into force when it receives royal assent, but a date hasn’t yet been set.

In the fall, Deb Higgins, Saskatchewan’s labour minister, said the amendments “further protect workers who report illegal acts from retribution or retaliation. They also provide the director of labour standards with the legal authority to enforce this section directly instead of requiring a potentially lengthy and expensive court case.”