Opposition Leader Olive Crane spent Thursday trying to get her proposed whistleblower law passed in the legislature. David Hutton, right, executive director of the Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform, came to P.E.I. from Ottawa to support the bill, which was eventually defeated.
Teresa Wright, The Guardian (PEI) – April 8, 2010
Opposition Leader Olive Crane spent hours Thursday trying to convince government to pass her proposed whistleblower law, but the premier and other ministers dismissed it as a ‘flawed document’ and voted it down.
Crane tabled the Public Disclosure Act in the legislature last fall. It aimed to protect bureaucrats and civil servants who reveal controversial details about government actions and decisions.
Crane said such legislation would give government employees who want to come forward with information the security of protection against losing their jobs or being harassed or blacklisted for speaking out.