Ever since the federal Sponsorship Scandal, Canadians have become more aware of whistleblowing and its importance. However, most remain blissfully unaware that things have not changed for whistleblowers. Even worse, the stigma sticks with them for life—even though they have done the right thing, helping all Canadians. I became nationally known as “The Whistleblower” during the Sponsorship Scandal in 2004. The Gomery report stated that I was the only person who had attempted to stop the corruption.