Ornge will protect whistleblowers, service vows
Ontario’s embattled air ambulance service said Thursday it is taking steps to protect whistleblowers. Ornge said it is implementing a new whistleblower policy that will allow employees to voice their concerns in a confidential manner without fear of reprisal. The agency said it has appointed the accounting and auditing firm Grant Thornton LLP as an independent ethics officer to receive and track employee disclosures and determine whether further steps are needed. The new policy after the agency announced it had hired the province’s chief coroner, Dr. Andrew McCallum, to serve as its new president and CEO.