CFE Whistleblowing Initiative

About Us

Founded in March 2017, the CFE Whistleblowing Initiative is a project of the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University. Our mission is to protect Canadian society by making responsible whistleblowing possible through effective protection for Canadian whistleblowers. This will enable Canadians to live and work with integrity and to combat misconduct that may threaten the well-being of our communities and our democracy. Read more...

Steering Committee


Sandy Boucher

Corporate Investigator

Grant Thornton LLP Advisory Services

David Hutton

Former Executive Director

Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform

Peter Jacobsen

Founding Partner

Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

Anna Myers

Executive Director

Whistleblowing International Network (WIN)

James L Turk

Director, Centre for Free Expression & Distinguished Visiting Professor

Ryerson University

Resources
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Guide/Advice
Guide/Advice

The Whistleblower's Ordeal

By David Hutton, Senior Fellow, Centre for Free Expression and Former Executive Director, FAIR

Guide/Advice

How Wrongdoers Operate​

By David Hutton, Senior Fellow, Centre for Free Expression and Former Executive Director, FAIR

Report

What’s Wrong with Canada’s Federal Whistleblower Legislation

By David Hutton, Senior Fellow, Centre for Free Expression and Former Executive Director, FAIR

June 14, 2017 

Podcast

Don’t Shoot the Messenger! The Importance of Whistleblowers in the Public and Corporate Worlds

Whistleblowers typically pay a huge price for their openness and honesty. Why is that? What can be done to protect them and the public interest.

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