Shooting the Messenger: The need for effective whistleblower protection in Alberta

This morning the Parkland Institute released a new report called Shooting the Messenger: The need for effective whistleblower protection in Alberta. The report, written by FAIR executive director David Hutton, draws on best-practices and established research from the around the world to assess Alberta’s new whistleblower legislation, and finds it lacking.

We will also be hosting a public event tomorrow evening on the topic of whistleblower protection in Alberta, featuring David Hutton and high-profile TransCanada pipeline whistleblower Evan Vokes.  Finally, we include a reminder that the Oil and Social Economy speaker series continues this Thursday evening with Dr. Leo Wong from the U of A.  Details below.

1. Shooting the Messenger: The need for effective whistleblower protection in Alberta

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Wednesday May 22, 2013
Rm. 134, Telus Centre, University of Alberta (see map)

Featuring:
David Hutton, Executive Director of FAIR and author of Parkland’s new report
Evan Vokes, whistleblower on safety concerns at TransCanada Pipelines

2. New report:

Alberta’s whistleblower legislation ineffective
Fails to protect whistleblowers and does not ensure allegations will be investigated

 EDMONTON – 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.

The report, entitled Shooting the Messenger: The Need for Effective Whistleblower Protection in Alberta, draws on in-depth knowledge of whistleblowing in Canada and extensive international research to assess Alberta’s new Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act… (read entire release on-line)

You can view the executive summary and download the entire report on our website.

3. Reminder – Oil and Social Economy Speaker Series

The third installment of the Oil and Social Economy Speaker Series, hosted by the Parkland Institute and Community Service Learning is Thursday evening.  Here are the details:

Oil and Social Economy – Oil and Business Development
Featuring Dr. Leo Wong, U of A School of Business
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Thursday May 23, 2013
Rm. 1-001, Natural Resources Engineering Bldg (NRE) (see map)
University of Alberta

4. Support our work.

Do you value the work that Parkland Institute is doing on behalf of the public interest in Alberta?  We could not do any of it without the ongoing financial support of people like you.  Please visit our website and consider making a donation today.

Thank you!!

Yours for a better Alberta,
The Parkland Team

Parkland Institute
11045 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB T6E 1H5
780-492-8558
parkland@ualberta.ca
parklandinstitute.ca


Parkland Institute
11045 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1
CA

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