Opposition parties should force feds to strengthen whistleblower protections with private member’s bill, says watchdog
While the governing party bears much of the responsibility for the lack of movement on this issue, opposition parties, over the years, have not exhausted all avenues for pressuring the government to bring in better whistleblower laws. 'In a functioning Western democratic society, you would think that we would have more in place to protect people,' NDP MP Matthew Green said. 'The truth is, we don’t.'
NDP MP Matthew Green, left, Liberal MP Francis Drouin, and Conservative MP Kelly McCauley, right, are part of the Government Operations Committee that re-tabled a 2017 report to prod the government to respond to calls to strengthen whistleblower protections. Democracy Watch's Duff Conacher, centre, says opposition parties should have moved to table a private member's bill. The Hill Times file photographs