New legislation designed to protect whistleblowers takes effect in Yukon today.
The legislation allows public-sector employees to report incidents of wrongdoing without reprisal. Under the new laws, an Office of the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner — which also opened Monday — will handle disclosures of wrongdoing, as well as complaints of reprisal made by employees.
The legislation had been demanded by Opposition parties for a number of years, and was introduced in November 2014 after being debated for years.
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