BPC Bulletin: Indigenous Government Tries to Silence Whistleblower

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee

 

In northwestern British Columbia, the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) is trying to legally silence one of its employees.

Andre Cardinal, an information technology manager, alleges the NLG is guilty of misconduct. His allegations have not been proven in court.

REPORTAGE

In the Terrace Standard, Natalia Balcerzak reports:
https://www.terracestandard.com/news/protesters-demand-transparency-from-nisgaa-government/

In The Northern View, Quinn Bender reports:
https://www.thenorthernview.com/news/nisgaa-to-investigate-accusations-of-rouge-employee/

Jason Proctor of CBC News reports:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nisga-a-allegations-investigation-leaker-1.5151813

COMMENTARY

In The Tyee, Wawmeesh G. Hamilton writes:
https://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2019/08/12/Nisgaa-Government-Silences-Whistleblower/?utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120819

 

Thanks go to Grant Buckler who forwarded Mr. Hamilton’s article.

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

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