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Strengthen whistleblower protection to cut down public service favouritism, say union leaders

By Emily Haws      

Union leader Dany Richard says he sometimes tells his members ‘don’t bark too much’ when they have issues with hiring to avoid problems the next time around.

ACFO president Dany Richard, left, and PSAC national president Chris Alyward, right, chat before a House Government Operations and Estimates Committee meeting on Oct. 4. The two, along with representatives from CAPE and PIPSC, discussed their unions' issues with the government's hiring process. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

If the government wants to mitigate the prevalence of favouritism in the public service, it should strengthen whistleblowing protection, the representatives of the federal bureaucracy’s largest unions told MPs at a recent House committee meeting.

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