Snowden Live: Canada and the Security State


On March 4, 2015, CJFE held a live Q&A with Edward Snowden about the state of mass surveillance in Canada. Moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti, Host of CBC Radio’s The Current and CJFE Board member, Snowden answered questions from individuals in attendance at the event and submitted in advance via Twitter.

Following the Q&A with Snowden, three panelists took the stage to continue the discussion, exploring the implications of Snowden's revelations for the country and the future of digital surveillance in Canada.


Dave Seglins, Senior Reporter, CBC Investigative Unit
Dr. Andrew Clement, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Laura Tribe, National and Digital Programs Lead, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression


At the event, CJFE announced the launch of the Snowden Archive, the first fully searchable database of all leaked Snowden documents published by news media to date. The Archive is a powerful resource for journalists, researchers and concerned citizens to find new stories and to delve deeply into the critically important information about government surveillance practices made public thanks to Edward Snowden.

The Snowden Archive and additional information on the project can be found at The event was produced in partnership with Ryerson University and the CBC.

Didn't get a chance to catch the event? Watch the CBC's stream of "Snowden Live: Canada and the Security State" below.

Read Edward Snowden's best quotes about surveillance and free expression in Canada.

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View our live blog covering the full event below

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