Canada’s War on Whistleblowers

Canada’s War on Whistleblowers


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Canada’s War on Whistleblowers

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 EST

In more than 15 years of operation, costing over $100 million, Canada’s federal whistleblower law has not protected a single whistleblower. For the more than 500 people reporting reprisals against them, Canada’s law has only made their lives worse. Join the discussion with a distinguished panel of experts about why this is, what it has meant for the public, and what can be done to protect those who speak up in the public interest.

Co-sponsors: Edmonton Public Library, Milton Public Library, PEN Canada, Toronto Public Library, Vancouver Public Library, Whistleblowing International Network


Ian Bron, Whistleblower Advocate; former Canadian Whistleblower; Senior Fellow, Centre for Free Expression; Lecturer, Public Administration, Carleton University

David Hutton, Senior Fellow, Centre for Free Expression; former Executive Director, Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform

Anna Myers, Executive Director, Whistleblowing International Network


Karyn Pugliese, Editor-in-Chief, Canada’s National Observer; formerly Managing Editor of Investigations & Current Affairs, CBC; previously Executive Director, News and Current Affairs, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Zoom link to event

This is a free event and no registration is required.

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