Maritime province finally passes whistleblower protection law

After years of discussion, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has unveiled its plan for legislation on protecting whistleblowers.

According to CBC News, Public Engagement Minister Steve Kent unveiled the legislation on Tuesday. 

The province's government had originally promised a law back in 2007, but was held back for review against similar laws in other areas in Canada.

If it passes, both the public and government employees will be able to report any wrongdoing with protection from retaliation.

The Whistleblower Act is set to take effect on July 1st, making Newfoundland and Labrador the seventh province to enact whistleblower legislation.