Peter Bailey, CEO of the St. Albert Public Library has joined the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom.
“We welcome Peter to the groups that guides the Centre for Free Expressions work in defending and promoting intellectual freedom,” said James L. Turk, Director of the Centre.
Tammy Le, president of the British Columbia Teacher Librarians’ Association, is joining the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom.
Tammy is a Teacher-Librarian at École Salish Secondary in Surrey, B.C., and is past president of the Surrey Chapter of the BCTLA
In the third of a series of reports about the adequacy of whistleblower protection laws in Canada, the Centre for Free Expression gives Nova Scotia’s Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act a failing grade on all major criteria.
Despite the law’s intention of protecting people who speak up about potential or actual wrongdoing, the report finds there is no evidence that it has protected any whistleblowers since the Act came into force in 2011.
Transparency International Canada has selected David Hutton to receive its Canadian Integrity Award in recognition of his work supporting whistleblowers and advocating for stronger whistleblower protection in Canada.
Mr. Hutton is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Free Expression at Toronto Metropolitan University and is a member of the CFE Whistleblowing Initiatives Steering Committee.