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'Blowing the whistle on the government is, for many people, like blowing their brains out': Joanna Gualtieri

Whistleblower and advocate Joanna Gualtieri says her ethics and upbringing wouldn’t allow her to ignore wasteful practices at Foreign Affairs in the 1990s.

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Hidden toll: Whistleblower Joanna Gualtieri, who uncovered extravagant accommodations for Canadian officials abroad, says she lost her health and time with her family as well as her career. ‘These are the unspoken tragedies that people don’t realize,’ she said.

 

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'Blowing the whistle on the government is, for many people, like blowing their brains out': Joanna Gualtieri

Whistleblower and advocate Joanna Gualtieri says her ethics and upbringing wouldn’t allow her to ignore wasteful practices at Foreign Affairs in the 1990s.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Hidden toll: Whistleblower Joanna Gualtieri, who uncovered extravagant accommodations for Canadian officials abroad, says she lost her health and time with her family as well as her career. ‘These are the unspoken tragedies that people don’t realize,’ she said.

 

  

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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