Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Energy Board Introduces Rules on Treating Whistleblower Complaints

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Energy Board Introduces Rules on Treating Whistleblower Complaints

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NEB introduces whistleblower regulations

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OTTAWA - The National Energy Board is making it easier for whistleblowers to confidentially report issues at pipelines and facilities under the federal regulator's watch.

The board announced new procedures Tuesday aimed at revamping the tracking and handling of confidential tips on non-compliance for regulated companies -- eventually allowing tipsters to do so online once the system is up and running.

"Protecting the safety of workers, the public and the environment is the National Energy Board's top priority and we need to know if and when people believe that regulations aren't being followed," Peter Watson, the board's CEO said in a statement.

The NEB dealt with 23 complaints between 2012 and 2015, with 17 of them coming in the latter two years. …

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