When I first started 10 years ago, whistleblowing was a dirty word
On the other hand, the actual experiences of whistleblowers have changed only slightly. For the most part, they still experience adversity. Their personal lives suffer. Their work careers are destroyed. It is a rare whistleblower who can fight against the prevailing wisdom.
Bradley Birkenfeld, the U.S. whistleblower who exposed hidden off-shore accounts in his country, is willing to come to Canada to speak about $1-billion in unpaid taxes due to off-shore accounts in Canada. Not so surprisingly, the House Finance Committee does not want to hear from him. Photograph courtesy of Bradley Birkenfeld