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December - Whistleblower protection legislation in New Brunswick

December 4, 2007
New Brunswick joined the federal government and the province of Manitoba in passing the Public Interest Disclosure Act, whistleblowers protection legislation. After decades of pressure for effective protection, the legislation in all three jurisdictions showed real progress, but fell short in providing adequate protection to workers. None of the legislation covered the private sector and each puts as much emphasis on the limitations on whistleblowing as it did on the protection of whistleblowers. The laws all carefully control who a whistleblower can speak to about the wrongdoing – the employer or to a designated government official, but forbid them from going to their union, a politician, the media or the police, unless there is a demonstrated emergency.

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