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New whistleblower act; Ontario pension deals
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/17/2012

New whistleblower act

CALGARY — The Alberta government has introduced the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act to create a process for the disclosure of wrongdoing and to protect public sector employees from reprisal. A commissioner’s office would investigate: complaints about law violations; acts that create a danger to the public or environment; and gross mismanagement of public funds.

Ontario pension deals

TORONTO — Ontario’s government has struck a deal with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Plan, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, and Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan to freeze contribution rates for five years, except in exceptional circumstances. The pension changes should save up to $1.5 billion over the next few years.

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