Iqaluit passes motion to protect whistleblowers

Iqaluit city council passed a motion Tuesday evening to put in place a whistleblower protection policy and procedure for all city employees and elected officials, writes Nunastiaq News. 

The motion passed unanimously with an amendment to include a definition of the term “ethical” in the policy document. 

“The City of Iqaluit wishes to provide, through this policy a safe and neutral process regarding disclosure, reporting, investigation and subsequent outcomes of alleged wrongdoing within the city,” the policy states.

The policy states it strictly applies to allegations of alleged wrongdoing, which it further defines as an “act of gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, serious and/or gross misconduct.”

The policy states it does not apply to instances where an employee does not agree with a decision made by a supervisor or any level of management in the city.

“This policy is not an appeal measure or process for such circumstances,” it states.