Life after blowing the whistle

Supporters say Richard Colvin is the best example of a public servant. But life in the government is not easy for whistleblowers.

Laura Payton
Published: Wednesday, 11/25/2009 12:00 am EST

In the summer of 1998, Joanna Gualtieri was one of two civil servants who filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Liberal government of the day. Ms. Gualtieri was an employee at Foreign Affairs and, according to her allegations, high-ranking officials in the department were wasting millions of taxpayer dollars.

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