A recent EU proposal is only the latest in a string of legislative developments in jurisdictions around the world aimed at strengthening whistleblower protections and encouraging whistleblowers to come forward and report wrongdoing.
Following the example of the Ontario Securities Commission, the Authority implemented a whistleblower program in June 2016. Contrary to Ontario, Quebec’s program does not give financial awards to whistleblowers, but it does guarantee a framework that ensures confidentiality and protects whistleblowers against reprisals. However, no legislative amendment guaranteeing these protections has been introduced until now.
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