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The Progress Summit is the largest annual progressive politics conference in Canada – dubbed as one of the “most important events on the Ottawa calendar” by iPolitics.
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Bill C-51: Privacy, Power & Politics Panel Discussion
The subject matter of Bill C-51 Anti-terrorism Act 2015
A panel discussion on the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)
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Refugee lawyers and civil liberties groups testify as part of the committee’s study on the policies and practices of the Canada Border Services Agency. The witnesses speaking during this committee were Julie Taub, immigration and refugee lawyer, Lorne Waldman, president of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, Josh Paterson, executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, Sukanya Pillay, executive director and general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Martin Collacott, former ambassador and spokesperson for the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform. The witnesses discuss areas of concern and present recommendations for the CBSA. (March 31, 2014)
The extraordinary scope and intensity of NSA surveillance programs have governments and enterprises around the world scrambling to reduce their exposure to rampant state surveillance. Canadian universities’ growing outsourcing of their e-services, particularly to US corporations, have put them on the frontline of the debate on how to respond to the recent Snowden revelations. Outsourcing of email, calendaring, data sharing and other communications services promises improved functionality and enhanced collaboration features while saving costs. However, it brings new surveillance risks, especially when contracting with companies involved with the NSA’s PRISM program, such as Microsoft and Google.
This teach-in aims to help affected users, and Canadians more generally, understand the issues at stake as well as contribute to better-informed decisions around university e-service outsourcing. The one-day event seeks to bring together privacy, security, surveillance and outsourcing experts with representatives of various stakeholders in an open and stimulating exchange of views.
The timing and focus of this teach-in is occasioned by the University of Toronto’s proposed outsourcing of staff and faculty email (UTORmail) to Microsoft. With the official consultation process nearly completed, a decision on the proposal is expected in the coming weeks.
CUPE Ontario’s Fred Hahn with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and law firm Sack Goldblatt Mitchell talk about the proposed legislation against School Board workers. Joined by ETFO and OSSTF.