In the 2006 election, the Conservatives talked some good
talk about whistleblowers. They got a whistleblowing former federal civil
servant to run for them as a candidate, and they made protecting
whistleblowers a key part of their election platform.
Sylvie Therrien told CBC News that she and other investigators were given a target to recover nearly $500,000 in EI benefits every year.
"It just was against my values, harassing claimants… trying to penalize them in order to save money for the government. We had quotas to meet every month," Therrien said.
And then there's the Agriculture Canada whistleblower who raised serious concerns about food safety. Not only did he face punishment, but Gerry Ritz -- lauded last week for his long tenure in the portfolio -- praised the person who leaked the whistleblower's identity.
Maybe the cheques are in the mail?