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Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers in Canada

Discuss whether or not there is necessity of a pancanadienne legislation to protect whistleblowers.

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Legislation to Protect Whistleblower
Currently, complexities in the business environment, including the legal environment, are increasing. This may lead to business making profits from illegal activities. A whistleblower is an individual who discloses illegal or dishonest activities in public or private organizations or departments to the public. Mostly, whistleblowers expose the illegal activities, which are in public interest such as corruption, health and safety issues, fraud etc (Reiter, 2006). The allegation may have its impact on internal people (such as shareholders, employees, etc) or on external people (such as community, government, public, customers etc). The protection of whistleblowers is essential for any economy to protect the interest of public (Trebilcock & Winter, 2003).

In Canada, it is also essential to implement legislations for the protection of whistleblowers in the country as people can be dismissed or fired if they speak-up about the internal abuses (Gabriel, 2009). In the private sector sector, whistleblowers are also subject to liable without any expectation for public issue and interest. This make whistleblowing in the private sector more difficult than the public ...

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The legislation to protect Whistleblowers in Canada are examined in the solution. Pancanadienne legislation to protect whistleblowers are discussed.