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Leaders and employees are sometimes encouraged to be open and vulnerable with one another in the workplace. But this is not always as straightforward as it seems. (Shutterstock)

Leadership transparency alone doesn’t guarantee employees will speak up in the workplace

For many people, speaking up at work can be a nerve-wracking experience because it leaves them exposed to judgment, ridicule and rejection.
Patients need to know that treatments are recommended based on patient need, not pharma company interests. That’s why it’s important to know how much Big Pharma is paying to health-care providers and organizations. (Shutterstock)

Canadians need to know how much money Big Pharma gives health-care providers, but this information is far too difficult to find

Canada has a lack of transparency about Big Pharma’s payments to health-care providers and organizations. Disclosure is voluntary, and there’s no central data on even the few companies that do report.
Auditor General Karen Hogan testifies before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2024. She came to some harsh conclusions about the management of the ArriveCan app. Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

The ArriveCan scandal: How can we avoid similar problems in the future?

The cost overruns of the ArriveCan app are exceptional, but the scandal is not unique in history. There are solutions available to prevent the excessive use of public funds.
Not inside: News cameras set up outside the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Federal Courthouse, where former President Donald Trump was due in court on Aug. 2, 2023. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Cameras in the court: Why most Trump trials won’t be televised

The majority of Americans support TV coverage of former President Donald Trump’s trial on charges he attempted to overturn the 2020 election.
A deep injection well used for disposal of fracking wastewater in Kern County, Calif. Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Companies that frack for oil and gas can keep a lot of information secret – but what they disclose shows widespread use of hazardous chemicals

Fracking for oil and gas uses millions of pounds of chemicals, some of which are toxic or carcinogenic. Two researchers summarize what companies have disclosed and call for more transparency.

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