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The matter of whether or not to provide protection to whistle blowers in Canadian Government Organizations has been discussed for many years However to date there has not been a bill passed to give whistle blowers full protection Whistle blowing is defined as an act of a man or woman who believing that the public interest overrides the interest of the organization he serves blows the whistle that the organization is involved in corrupt illegal fraudulent or harmful activity Men and Women who blow the whistle put their careers and their reputation on the line in doing so The pros of having protection for whistle blowers definitely outweigh the cons To a large extent protection will allow those whistle blowers careers and reputations to be saved To a moderate extent protection will deter government organizations from performing harmful or illegal acts and to a lesser extent protection will be a step forward for Canada and give the public more respect for their government Firstly if the Canadian Government passed a law giving the protection necessary to the men and women who feel it is in the publics best interest to blow the whistle on their organization they would not suffer the terrible consequences which many of these people face today The consequence which some whistleblowers endure is very extreme and definitely not fair For example in The Journal of Public Sector Management an article titled Whistle-blowing in Canadian Governments ethical political and managerial considerations they outline a story of one whistleblower named Jon Quigley Mr Quigley was an Immigration Officer with the Toronto Enforcement Unit of the Federal Department of Employment and Immigration It came to Mr Quigleys attention that a new program was allowing criminals to stay in Canada illegally Knowing that this was not right Quigley told a criminal prosecutor with the Department of Justice about the program The prosecutor told him that he should let it go or he could in fact
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