Tuesday, July 23, 2013 |
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
That's the message Ottawa has sent to would-be whistelblowers, with its handling of of Sylvie Therrien's case -- at least according to her union's vice-president.
Therrien is an employment insurance fraud investigator. In February, she spoke anonymously to journalists about what she said were quotas for kicking people off of EI. The Human Rescources Minister denied there were quotas and the department started looking for the investigator who'd made the claim.
Sylvie Therrien was suspended without pay in May. She's yet to be asked back.
We reached Sylvie Therrien in Vancouver.