Whistle-blower care aide fired in Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Health Region says firing has nothing to do with speaking out
A whistle-blower raising concerns about seniors' health at a care home in Saskatoon has been fired.
Care aide Peter Bowden took his concerns to the legislature in March about the well-being of seniors at Saskatoon's Oliver Lodge.
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The following month, Bowden was suspended with pay. His dismissal was confirmed this week.
Oliver Lodge is an affiliate of the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR); it was the place where Bowden was employed.
The SRH president and CEO Dan Florizone said in a written statement to the CBC that the termination had nothing to do with Bowden contacting the media or political parties about his concerns with his place of employment.
"This decision was made based on the results of a labour relations investigation where seven of the Region's policies were alleged to have been violated," the statement read.