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The Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee is currently reviewing four key pieces of provincial legislation, including the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. Parkland Institute's Rebecca Graff-McRae looks at the current act aimed at protecting whistleblowers.
Ending Pay to Play
The Need for Political Finance Reform in Alberta
A ban on corporate and union donations is widely expected to be one of the new NDP government's first bills, but it is important that the government does not stop there, but rather works to systematically change Alberta's campaign finance rules to reform the provinces’s political culture in the public interest.
Shooting the Messenger
The Need for Effective Whistleblower Protection in Alberta
This report examines Alberta's recently-adopted whistleblower protection legislation in light of international research on best practices.
A new report released this morning by the Parkland Institute finds that Alberta’s new whistleblower legislation will be ineffective in terms of protecting those who blow the whistle on incompetence or corruption, and will not ensure that allegations are properly investigated.
From Rhetoric to Reality
Protecting Whistleblowers in Alberta
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to instances in which employees may be in a position to report on wrongdoing within their workplace. Employees who report on wrongdoing in the workplace have come to be known as whistleblowers.