Whistle-blower care aide fired in Saskatchewan

A Saskatoon health worker has been fired after speaking out about the health of seniors at one of the city's care homes.

Saskatoon Health Region says firing has nothing to do with speaking out

Peter Bowden, a Saskatoon care aide, spoke out in March at the Legislature about senior's care. (CBC)

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.

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.