Que l’on pense aux Panama Papers, à WikiLeaks ou au Watergate, les lanceurs d’alerte  jouent un rôle essentiel dans la divulgation de la corruption et des abus de confiance du public. Voilà pourquoi de si nombreux pays se sont dotés de lois pour protéger les lanceurs d’alerte. Sauf le Canada.

Les lois canadiennes en la

From the Panama Papers, to WikiLeaks, to Watergate, whistleblowers have been instrumental in exposing corruption and abuses of public trust. That is why so many countries have laws to protect whistleblowers. Except Canada.

Canada’s whistleblower protection laws have received serious criticism from international watchdogs. This post looks at what protections are available, and how they

On May 22, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) amended Part 165 of its regulations, which govern whistleblower incentives and protections. In addition to strengthening existing anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers, the amendments also prohibit employers from restricting employees from reporting potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act directly to the CFTC. This prohibition extends

The widespread introduction of legislation protecting the actions of ‘whistleblowers’, and increased public expectations of global corporate accountability, mean that businesses need to adopt a proactive approach to managing allegations or disclosures that point to misconduct within their organisation. Not understanding the law surrounding whistleblowing can be costly for businesses in terms of potential claims

Incentivising whisteblowers could be an easy first step for the Australian Government if it were to heed the call by the recent Senate Economics References Committee for a more pro-active approach to fraud. 

Currently, Australia has no incentivised whistleblower programs. The prospect of a reward for whistleblowers would see a sharp rise in the number