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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.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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