[Air-L] FW: Wednesday February 8th Ottawa - (Un)Lawful Access Legislation - Ottawa Forum

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Mon Feb 6 18:23:39 PST 2012


 

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From: Peter Timusk [mailto:ptimusk at sympatico.ca] 
Sent: February-06-12 9:23 PM
To: 'CRACIN Canada discussion' (cracin-canada at vancouvercommunity.net)
Subject: Wednesday February 8th Ottawa - (Un)Lawful Access Legislation -
Ottawa Forum 

 

http://www.unlawfulaccess.ca/


(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
http://StopSpying.ca/ <http://StopSpying.ca/%C2%A0>  

TIME AND LOCATION:

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

AGENDA:

6:00-7:00 pm Book launch -- The Internet Tree; The State of Telecom Policy
in Canada 3.0
<http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/internet-tree>  

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 -

John Lawford -- Going well beyond the phone book

Kirsten R. Embree --  Devil in the details: what will be the impact on ISPs?

Stephen McCammon -- Surveillance by design and legal oversight

Christopher Parsons --  Lawful Access: Stepping towards a harmonized
surveillance complex?

8:45-9:15 Policy round table + questions

Moderator: Michael Geist

Charlie Angus, NDP

Elizabeth May, Green Party

9:15  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

MEDIA SPONSOR// - Rabble.ca

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS //

Veteran MP Charlie Angus is the NDP ethics, access to information privacy,
digital issues and copyright critic. He was elected as Member of Parliament
for Timmins-James Bay in 2004, re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011. Named
"Best Constituency Representative" by Maclean's Magazine in 2007, he has a
well-earned reputation as one of the hardest-working MPs in Ottawa. He
worked for three years with northern First Nations in Quebec on issues of
community development and economic opportunities.

Kirsten Embree is a partner in Fraser, Milner and Casgrain's Ottawa office
and the head of FMC's Communications Law Practice Group. Kirsten maintains
an extensive practice in telecommunications, broadcasting, international
trade and competition law. She has worked in both the telecommunications and
broadcasting industries for over 20 years and was formerly Director of
Regulatory Matters and Legal Counsel at AT&T Canada Corp. Kirsten has also
held positions at the former federal Department of Communications, Telesat
Canada, the Canadian Independent Telephone Association and the Canadian Film
Institute.

Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he
holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He is an
internationally syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his
regular column appearing in the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen. Dr.
Geist serves on many boards, including the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's
Expert Advisory Board the Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board and
on the Information Program Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute. In 2010,
Managing Intellectual Property named him on the 50 most influential people
on intellectual property in the world.

John Lawford is a lawyer with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Elizabeth May is an environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, leader of
the Green Party of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf
Islands. Elizabeth became active in the environmental movement in the 1970s.
Elizabeth is the author of seven books, including her most recent Losing
Confidence: Power, Politics and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy. She became
an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005, was elected Leader of the Green
Party in 2006, and in May 2011 became the first Canadian Green Party
candidate elected to Parliament. In November 2010, Newsweek magazine named
her "one of the world's most influential women." Elizabeth's home is in
Sidney, British Columbia.

Stephen McCammon is a lawyer with the Office of the Information and Privacy
Commissioner, Ontario.

Christopher Parsons is a PhD Candidate in the University of Victoria's
department of political science. He researches privacy and surveillance
issues as they relate to telecommunications networks, and focuses on the
normative implications that surveillance has in (and on) contemporary
Western political systems. He has published in CTheory, with the Canadian
Centre for Policy Alternatives, and contributed to Open Media's network
neutrality report, 'Casting an Open Net. He has forthcoming publications
with Oxford University Press and the University of British Columbia
University Press, among others.

 

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
http://StopSpying.ca/ <http://StopSpying.ca/%C2%A0>  

 

Peter Timusk

at571 at ncf.ca

ptimusk at sympatico.ca

web: www.crystalcomputing.net

blogs www.cyborgcitizen.org

 



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