The Hamilton Spectator: If Justin Trudeau Really Values Transparency, Why Isn’t He Doing More to Protect Whistleblowers?

This article except features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.

The Liberal government is failing to follow its own rules. That’s what auditor general Karen Hogan found when she looked into its plan to recoup billions of dollars in COVID-19 benefits to ineligible recipients.

But when Hogan reported Tuesday that some $27.4 billion may have gone to ineligible individuals and employers, Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier called her figures “exaggerated,” then bizarrely and inaccurately claimed Hogan’s numbers were produced under pressure from the Conservative party.