Canada needs to reform its disastrously ineffective whistleblowing laws
Frances Haugen’s revelations are the latest of an ongoing succession of dramatic exposures by U.S. whistleblowers who help protect the American public by shining a light on government and corporate wrongdoing. These exposures are possible because the U.S. has pioneered laws since the mid-1970s, resulting in a broad array of highly effective legislation. In contrast, Canada has among the worst whistleblower laws on the planet.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, pictured in her interview with 60 Minutes, broadcast on Oct. 4, 2021. Image courtesy of 60 Minutes