CJFE Annual General Meeting 2014 and Panel Discussion: Should Surveillance Scare You?

Date: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Location: 
NOW Lounge, 189 Church Street, Toronto, ON

Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for our members only Annual General Meeting for the election of board members and adoption of new bylaws. Food and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided.

To nominate someone for election to the CJFE Board of Directors, please download and complete the nomination form (.doc) and send it to Tom Henheffer at thenheffer@cjfe.org by Tuesday, June 3.

AGM Details

Members have the right to vote by written proxy if located 50 kilometres or more from the meeting when it is held. Please let us know if you have appointed a proxy holder to attend and vote on your behalf by emailing Tom Henheffer at thenheffer@cjfe.org.

Please RVSP to the AGM by emailing Diane Shnier, at dshnier@cjfe.org. If you are unsure of your membership status, email Diane to check. See the membership table at the event to pay annual dues if necessary.

Panel Discussion: Should Surveillance Scare You?

At 7:30 p.m., following the closed members meeting, we are pleased to host a panel discussion: Should Surveillance Scare You?

Open to the public, the discussion will feature Citizen Lab’s Christopher Parsons in conversation with University of Ottawa Professor Wesley Wark, focusing on the role and significance of digital surveillance in Canada. The discussion will be moderated by Toronto Star National Security Reporter Michelle Shephard.

Public guests may register for the panel discussion here.

CJFE members can register for both the panel discussion and AGM by emailing Diane Shnier at dshnier@cjfe.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #CJFE.

*Please note, John Adams will no longer be able to attend.

About the Speakers

Christopher Parsons
Christopher’s interests involve how privacy is affected by digitally mediated surveillance, and the normative implications that such corporate and government surveillance has in (and on) contemporary Western political systems. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Citizen Lab, in the Munk School of Global Affairs with the University of Toronto, where he is examining telecommunications companies' data retention and data disclosure policies. He holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria.


Wesley Wark
Wesley Wark is a leading Canadian expert on issues relating to intelligence, national security and terrorism. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He served for two terms on the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security (2005-2009) and served on the Advisory Committee to the President of the Canada Border Services Agency from 2006 to 2010. He is currently co-director of a research team at the University of Ottawa engaged on a study of the impact of national security and counter-terrorism policies on Canadians since 9/11.

Michelle Shephard
Michelle Shephard is the Toronto Star's National Security reporter. In 2011 she was an associate producer on the Oscar nominated documentary Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, that explored the issue of the psychological toll on front line journalists. Michelle has been awarded Canada's top journalism awards, winning the Governor General's Michener for public service journalism in 2002, and is a three-time recipient of a National Newspaper Award. In 2012, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association honoured her for her work in promoting civil rights.


Join the event online

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