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(Un)Lawful Access Legislation – Ottawa Public Forum

(Un)Lawful Access Legislation – Ottawa Forum


ABOUT ONLINE SPYING : The government is trying to push through a set of electronic surveillance laws that will invade your privacy and cost you money. The plan is to force every phone and Internet provider to allow “authorities” to collect the private information of any Canadian, at any time, without a warrant. Learn more and sign the petition at

FORUM LOCATION: Wednesday, Feb. 8 Amphitheatre – St. Paul University 223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON 6-10 pm

6:00-7:00 pm Book launch—The Internet Tree; The State of Telecom Policy in Canada 3.0

Refreshments in the Atrium next to the Amphitheatre—sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)

7:00 – 7:30—(Un)Lawful Access—a mini-documentary that features some of Canada’s leading legal and privacy experts, who explain the dangers of the federal government’s impending “Lawful Access” legislation, dubbed “Online Spying” by Canadians. (15min)—Moving Toward a Surveillance Society—mini-documentary from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association presenting the findings of new report on proposed law. (10 min)

7:30-8:30 Technical Panel + questions – Christopher Parsons Lawful Access: Stepping towards a harmonized surveillance complex?—Kirsten R. Embree Devil in the details: what will be the impact on ISPs? more to come…..

8:45-9:30 Political Panel + questions Moderator: Michael Geist—Charlie Angus, NDP—Elizabeth May, Green Party more to come…..

9:30 Summary; actions; continuing activities

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS // Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)—Council of Canadians (COC) – International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) – National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – OpenMedia – Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) – The Rideau Institute

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