Event Date: March 12, 2015 - 10:00 am
Presented by CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is not required.Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Bill C-51, known as the “Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015,” has been a source of controversy since it was introduced in Parliament on January 30. To its proponents, C-51 provides Canada’s police and security agencies with the tools they need to protect Canadians from the evolving threat of terrorism. To its critics, C-51 is dangerously flawed, raising concerns about civil liberties and public oversight of security services.
On March 12, two of Canada’s leading experts in this field will sort through these arguments, offering their analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of C-51 in a panel discussion moderated by a veteran journalist.
Panelist CRAIG FORCESE is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa. He teaches public international law, national security law, administrative law and public law/legislation. Much of his present research and writing relates to national security, human rights and democratic accountability.
Panelist RAY BOISVERT is the President of I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS). Previously, he was Assistant Director-Intelligence in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). Prior roles within CSIS included Director General (DG) of the principal Counter Terrorism program and lead DG for all operations support activities including Operational Security, Special Operations and Risk Management.
Moderator DON NEWMAN is Principal Strategic Counsel at Temple Scott Associates, Chair of the Advisory Board of Canada 2020, and former Senior Parliamentary Editor for CBC Television.
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