Whistleblower law will never see light of day: Liberals
Justice minister says government is still consulting with other jurisdictions
Opposition Leader Dwight Ball suspects the governing Tories have no intention of delivering on an aging promise to protect whistleblowers with a new law.
"Six years later, and still no blanket legislation to protect whistle-blowers," said Ball. "Why don’t you just admit you have no intentions of ever bringing in whistle-blower legislation that protects all workers in our province?"
Such legislation is intended to protect public servants who reveal government misconduct.
Justice Minister Darin King said the government is trying to get things right.
"We're chopping away at this bit by bit, and we will continue," King told the legislature.
"But I assure the house of assembly and the people of the province, that if employees with the government have issues, there's protection for them to speak out and make it known."
King said he does not know when a bill will be tabled, but said it will not happen during the current sitting of the house.
"We're not ruling it out bringing it in the future," King said. "We are taking some time to have a look at what's happening in other jurisdictions."