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Ottawa, Nov. 10: A Consultation on Our Security, Our Rights: National Security Green Paper

In collaboration with the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa. 


  • 8:30 Registration
  • 9:00 Introduction by Co-chairs Professor Errol Mendes, Faculty of Law, President, ICJ Canada and Chantal Bernier, Counsel, Dentons, Board Member, ICJ Canada
  • 9:15 Setting the Context
    a) The Current Security Environment
    - Stephen Rigby, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister
    b) Law and Human Rights Perspective
    - Stanley Cohen, former Senior General Counsel, Justice Canada (TBC)
    - Alex Neve, Secretary General Amnesty International, Canada
  • 10:30 Break
  • 11:00 Presentation of Consultation Document Our Security, Our Rights: National Security Green Paper, 2016
    - Public Safety Canada and Justice Canada representatives (TBD)
  • 11:30 Response to Consultation Document
    - Michael Vonn, Policy Director, British Columbia Civil Liberties
    - Kent Roach, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
    - Craig Forcese, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • 12:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00 Discussion on Specific Commitments by Federal Government Related to Former Bill C-51, Moderated by Co-Chairs
    a) guarantee that all Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warrants
    comply with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter)
    b) Ensure all Canadians are not limited from legitimate protest and advocacy
    c) Enhance the redress process related to the Passenger Protect Program and
    address the issue of false positive matches to the list
    d) Narrow overly broad definitions, such as defining “terrorist propaganda”
    more clearly
    e) Require a statutory review of the ATA, 2015 after three years.
  • 15:00 Other Issues Raised in Consultation Document
    a) Accountability
    b) Prevention
    c) Investigative Capabilities in a Digital World
  • 17:00 Wrap –up by Co-chairs

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 28th. Note that the room capacity for this event is 60 and so early registration is highly recommended.