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Yes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

@8XQGLKCfrom Ontario  answered…1yr

Yes, Freedom of information act protects them and should stay like that.

@8WZ4NMBfrom Manitoba  answered…1yr

@8VTQKZMfrom Quebec  answered…1yr

Yes, however, only if the whistleblower is exposing information that will benefit the public and not their own means and ends.

@8VS5348from Saskatchewan  answered…1yr

Yes. If there is a belief that there is corruption or nationL safety

@8VLQ88Sfrom Ontario  answered…1yr

@8VJKMNMfrom British Columbia  answered…1yr

Would view private sector and public sector whistleblowing as distinct

@8VH2TZWConservativefrom Quebec  answered…1yr

Yes, but the information has to have been legally obtained. There should also never be financial incentives provided to a whistleblower.

@8VGFPVGfrom Ontario  answered…1yr

 @buday4vancouverLibertarian from Washington answered…1yr

Give them "Time Served," under a No Recrimination Act, as long as information proves true and leads to convictions. Anyone falsely accused has rights.. Don't treat them like heroes, unless they had nothing to do with what they witnessed.

 @8TXVXMLfrom British Columbia  answered…1yr

Yes, if they're information proves true and leads to convictions. Anyone falsely accused has rights.

 @EdmundSnow98 answered…1yr

Yes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security and only if the information was legally obtained.

@8TMQQFMfrom New Brunswick  answered…1yr

All government information should be public, therefore whistleblowers should never be held legally liable for trying to expose truth.

@8T25G6Cfrom Ontario  answered…2yrs

Yes but only if the information released with legally obtained and non threatening to our national security

@8QTX67Rfrom Alberta  answered…2yrs

Yes, as long as the information they have was legally obtained and if it does not threaten anything serious. In a way, whistleblowers are good because they are exposing illegal actions of organizations. Without whistleblowers, companies could be more corrupt because they would not have to worry about people exposing them because it would be illegal.

@8QCHD32Conservativefrom Ontario  answered…2yrs

Depends by what the definition of whistle blower is. If its someone who found corruption or highly illegal actions then yes, but if the information is damaging to national security they are not only not to be protected but actively hunted down.

@8Q2P29Jfrom Ontario  answered…2yrs

Yes, but only to help protect those who are having their human rights violated

@8PZFYJFfrom Ontario  answered…2yrs

Agree with both "Yes, but only if the information was legally obtained", and "Yes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security"

@8PYJ427Greenfrom Quebec  answered…2yrs

@8PXLL2Vfrom British Columbia  answered…2yrs

@8PJMGYMfrom Ontario  answered…2yrs

There should not be laws at all from the government to influence this issue, whistleblowers should always be taken seriously and then looked into to verify its validity

@8P784MTfrom Alberta  answered…2yrs

It depends on the political party and what Canadians think about this issue.

 @buday4vancouverLibertarian from Washington answered…2yrs

Give them "Time Served" under a No Recrimination Act. Don't treat them like heroes, unless they had nothing to do with what they witnessed.

@8NZWYH6from Manitoba  answered…2yrs

Yes and whistle blowing should be encouraged as it would be in most other work places, if rules are not being followed report it immediately.

@tofutofufrom Ontario  answered…2yrs

Yes, definitely. Transparency needs to be prioritized and businesses and officials (etc.) need to be held responsible for their actions. Whistleblowers deserve protection, not prosecution. Finding information through illegal means is still done with the benefit and intention of bringing to light harmful and illegal activities of often times powerful people and businesses, so I do not think one should ever be punished when trying to achieve transparency.

@89SH3SL from Wisconsin answered…2yrs

@89CY647 from Arizona answered…2yrs

No special laws are necessary. If there is no victim, there is no crime.

@8F6GY5L from Kansas answered…2yrs

yes if it reduces their sentence and give some form of protection

@8DC736Tfrom Ontario  answered…2yrs

Yes, in all cases including illegally obtained information. This could lead to people getting war crimes charges.

@8CRV6LZfrom Ontario  answered…2yrs

Yes and make sure they work and are easy and effective to the whistleblower.

@78S5M87 from Wisconsin answered…2yrs

pardon all people who are not a threat to our society or themselves.

@78S5M87 from Wisconsin answered…2yrs

Yes, pardon all people who are not a threat to our society or themselves.

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